Cancer Culture

Digging into what we know and how we feel about cancer. Sharing hidden medical history and insights from my patients. No conspiracy theories. Occasional cute farm animal pictures.


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The Long Covid Reader

Living with Long COVID is tough. The Long COVID Reader (November 2023, Long Hauler Publishing) features essays, poetry, stories, and commentaries that explore the challenges of living with Long COVID. The anthology is authored by forty-five U.S.-based long haulers, including established writers and poets Pato Hebert, Emily Pinkerton, Morgan Stephens, and Nina Storey. This historical book is the first of its kind and reflects broad demographics, diverse skill sets, underrepresented voices, and those with little writing experience.

Read Dr. Wentworth’s moving foreword to this important collection.

Lung Cancer Initiative

Watch Dr. Wentworth at the 2023 Lung Cancer Initiative Advocacy Summit. Find out more and register here.

Wake Forest Magazine

From student to professor, Dr. Wentworth talks about her time at Wake Forest and the impact of Brian Piccolo Fund.

Breast cancer in the White House:

How did women deal with breast cancer on the biggest stage in the world? Find out in this fascinating conversation with Washington Post Deputy Editor and Nancy Reagan’s official biographer Karen Tumulty and Gerald R Ford Presidential Library Curator Mirelle Luecke.

Awards and Accolades


Featured Read August 2023

Advocate of the Year

Cancer Services 2022


Evocations Non-Fiction Contest Fall 2022

As Featured In

About Stacy Wentworth M.D.

Dr. Wentworth is an award-winning physician, author, and cancer survivorship expert.  She has two decades of experience leading patient centered care teams in diverse settings – from NCI designated comprehensive cancer centers to rural hospitals. Her research has been featured at national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Wentworth is the founder of the Cancer Culture Substack, where she explores how personal beliefs, history, and science influence our experience and attitude toward cancer.