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The C Word

The C Word brings voices of lived experience to an issue that affects so many of us. Drawing on their own experiences, Helen speaks to other Kiwis whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

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Theme Music: 'Happy Days' Scott Holmes 


  • Producer / Presenter: Helen King

    A born-and-bred Westie, Helen is a keen bike rider and mental wellbeing advocate, and is the founding member of Nutters Ride Together. A survivor of breast cancer, she is exploring ways of expanding the conversation around cancer and the impact it has on people’s lives. A journalist by training, Helen spent time as a radio producer at Radio Live and currently works in community engagement.

The C Word

Sunday, 24 October, 2021


This episode provides insights into how we can make changes to prevent burnout. Natalie Woodman speaks from personal experience and working with women to heal their bodies.

Previous podcasts

  • SUNDAY 17/10/2021

  • SUNDAY 10/10/2021

  • SUNDAY 3/10/2021

  • SUNDAY 26/09/2021

  • Don't sit on your symptoms

    • SUNDAY 19/09/2021
    • Health

    Meet Nadine Riwai. Nurse, cervical cancer advocate and all round superstar, Nadine leads the team at Cervical Screening Waikato. Check out her kōrero with Helen about smear tests, borrowing caravans to take smears to the people, and why the HPV vaccine can literally save lives.

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