About Cancer Interviews...
Mission: "To improve the lives of ordinary people, around the world, who's lives have somehow been impacted by cancer, by sharing the journey together, through interviews with other amazing people, who's lives have also been impacted by cancer."
Cancer Interviews is a humanitarian project designed to provide helpful information, resources, encouragement, inspiration and hope to cancer patients, caregivers, families and survivors, who have embarked on their own cancer journey through interviews with other patients, caregivers, survivors, doctors, cancer support professionals and others about their personal cancer journey stories.
Cancer Interviews was originally conceived by Jim Foster, a 2-time Hodgkin lymphoma cancer patient, autologous stem cell bone marrow transplant recipient and now an extremely grateful cancer survivor. It is Jim's life passion to try and help every person with cancer, around the world, experience the best possible cancer journey by providing patient and caregiver resources, encouragement, inspiration, hope and support through interviews with real life people who are on the front lines of the daily fight against cancer via the Cancer Interviews podcast and Cancer Interviews website.
Cancer Interviews are hosted by Jim Foster, or in some cases a guest host, either in person, online via video conferencing technology such as Skype. Interviewees may be local or located throughout the United States or in other countries around the world. With today’s technology, the goal is to bring our audience the most current, relevant information from real people who truly are walking the walk, no matter where they are located around the globe.
If you feel you would be a good candidate for an interview or would like to recommend someone to us, please visit the Request Interview page and submit a request interview form. Depending on the volume of requests received, we may not have the ability to interview everyone who requests an interview, but we will respond to your request.
About Bruce Morton, Survivor, Producer & Co-Host...
About Suzanne Foster, Caregiver, Operations Manager & Co-Host...
Born in Denver, Colorado, Suzanne grew up in Littleton, Colorado along with spending 5 years in Bosque Farms, New Mexico where she got her first horse and would ride along the banks of the Rio Grande River after school and began competitive horse show competition and barrel racing. She continued barrel racing in the Little Britches Rodeo Program throughout high school and graduated from Littleton High School. She also worked as a pony girl at the former Centennial Race Track in Littleton, CO. Shortly after high school, Suzanne had to give up her work with horses, however, continued to dream of getting back into horses someday.
Suzanne worked her way through college, living on her own and began a career in social work, where she specialized in working with the developmentally disabled population to connect them with the resources and programs they so desperately needed. During this time, Suzanne went back to school to become a certified police officer, however, once she obtained her certification, she elected to continue with her career in social work and not become a full-time police officer.
During college she had obtained her paralegal certificate and began to pursue her other passion of working with the courts and judicial system. She is currently a paralegal with her County Child Support System. In 1998, Suzanne met her future husband, Jim Foster, who was a Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer survivor. They were married in 1999 and had the opportunity to buy a share in a ranch in Wyoming, where Suzanne was able to get another horse and continue to pursue her dream of working with horses.
In January of 2002, Suzanne became pregnant, but a month later in February Jim noticed a lump in his neck, which ultimately was biopsied and Jim was told that his Cancer had returned. At this point, Suzanne became Jim’s “caregiver” in addition to working her full-time job and being an expectant mother.
Being a caregiver for a cancer patient proved to be one of the most difficult jobs Suzanne has ever experienced. Getting up at 10pm, 2am and 6am to give Jim in home IV infusions and then driving him to the cancer clinic for outpatient day treatment, then driving to her office and working a full day, before coming back to pick Jim up to go home for the night. Suzanne also had to shop for groceries, pharmacy items, cook and clean in addition to this crazy schedule. Suzanne did have help from Jim’s parents who assisted her in her caregiving role.
In August, after Jim’s successful autologous stem cell transplant, scans showed that his cancer was again in remission. Suzanne gave birth to their healthy daughter Jessica “Jessi” Foster on October 21, 2002 and Suzanne then entered her new role as a mother.
When Jim decided to start CancerInterviews.com, Suzanne felt it would be important to also interview caregivers, in addition to survivors and others who have been impacted by cancer. Suzanne is now responsible for managing the website operations and hosting interviews with caregivers of cancer patients. It is Suzanne’s hope to provide valuable information, encouragement and support to everyone who is impacted by cancer, either directly or as a caregiver or family member.