Life on Pause

Life On Pause is a podcast for and by young adults living with cancer. Each month, young adult cancer patients from Penn State Health share honestly about their cancer diagnosis, treatment and life afterwards. As cancer causes the group to reflect on issues both large and small, surprisingly relatable stories and themes emerge. From relationships to body functions, nothing is off the table. Listeners can also see the latest episodes, with transcripts, on Libsyn.


May 4, 2021 - Social Media: The Public Side of Cancer

What to post? What to share? Social media can be tricky enough without a cancer diagnosis.

April 20, 2021 - Through Cancer with Video Games

How do you continue to connect to friends, keep your mind engaged and yet distracted from dark thoughts and pass the time in the infusion room? Through video gaming, of course.

April 6, 2021 - Overcoming the impact of cancer treatment with exercise

Cancer treatment impacts greatly impacts the physical treatment.

March 16, 2021 - Body image and how it is impacted during cancer treatment

Joined by Julie Larson, clinical social worker with a focus on cancer patients, the Life on Pause crew discusses cancer’s impact on body image.

March 2, 2021 - Pets as Medicine

Furry friends offer a lot in the way of medicine and therapy during cancer treatment.