Edward Miskie is currently celebrating 10 years as a sole survivor of a rare cancer with the publishing of his book Cancer, Musical Theatre, & Other Chronic Illnesses, available at Barnes & Noble, and others.
For the last 18 years, Edward has spent his life in NYC writing, producing, and performing. These ventures have taken him all over the US and the world. Currently, he is the Executive Producer of his upcoming musical TV pilot based on his book “Cancer, Musical Theatre, & Other Chronic Illnesses”. He is the creator of BariToned Does Broadway's Leading Ladies and the recipient of the 2011 AEA Roger Sturtevant Award. You can catch him in Devil Vac (S1, E4) on Hulu in their seasonal mini-series, Bite Size Halloween. In 2021, Edward released a dance/pop album under the name Edward The First, titled Renaissancing, which is available to stream anywhere you listen to music.
In this episode of Navigating Cancer Together, Edward shares his experience navigating enlarged B-cell Burkitt lymphoma and discusses his book, "Cancer, Musical Theater, and Other Chronic Illnesses." Tune in to hear how Edward's experiences have shaped his life and how he is thriving after 10 years as a survivor. Don't miss this inspiring conversation about cancer, creativity, and resilience.
✨A few highlights from the show:
[00:03:22] Rare B-cell Burkitts lymphoma.
[00:13:41] Stem cell transplant decision.
[00:18:45] Relationships and cancer.
[00:20:27] Chemotherapy and bodily changes.
[00:24:46] Coping with disappearing friends.
[00:27:02] Crying and seeking help.
[00:31:38] Letting go and reinventing yourself.
[00:34:08] Transitioning out of hospital.
[00:37:31] Cancer is a life-changing experience.
Burkitt lymphoma and other types of B-cell lymphomas, https://www.cancer.org/cancer/types/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/about/b-cell-lymphoma.html (https://www.cancer.org/cancer/types/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/about/b-cell-lymphoma.html)
📰 Blog post: https://www.ontheotherside.life/post/a-survivor-s-journey-through-cancer-and-musical-theater (https://www.ontheotherside.life/post/a-survivor-s-journey-through-cancer-and-musical-theater)
🎭Connect and learn more about Edward:
Website: https://www.edwardmiskie.com/ (https://www.edwardmiskie.com/)
Linktree: https://linktr.ee/edwardmiskie (https://linktr.ee/edwardmiskie)
Follow on Social Media Platforms:@edwardmiskie
Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BGYYWST4/ref=cm_sw_r_api_i_G4E95WQR7GXT9GQJCDQ3_0 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BGYYWST4/ref=cm_sw_r_api_i_G4E95WQR7GXT9GQJCDQ3_0)
In 2011, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, out of the blue. I did not have any prior health concerns or issues. Fast forward, the dreaded cancer diagnosis opened my eyes, introduced me to my purpose, and led me to where I am today.
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