Skip to main content

Listen: Chasing the Cure

Doctor’s book tells story of researching his own rare disease.

Dr. Fajgenbaum and book cover

Two days after David Fajgenbaum was diagnosed with Castleman Disease, a rare disorder that affects the lymph nodes, he was having his last rites read to him.

Fajgenbaum, a quarterback at Georgetown University, was in medical school at the time of his diagnosis. Rather than give up hope, he began researching his own disease and remarkably, his research led to remission.

Now, Fajgenbaum has published a book, “Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action.“ Reviewers have called the book inspiring, powerful and gripping.

On the latest episode of “World of Promise,“ Fajgenbaum sits down with host Anthony Farina to discuss his story and how he is now living his life “in overtime.“ Fajgenbaum talks about the power of positivity and humor and why it was so important to spend his “overtime“ seeking a cure for the disease that affects him and an estimated 30,000 other people in the United States.

Listen to the podcast by clicking on the player or searching “World of Promise“ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other places where podcasts are available, and pick up David’s book on Amazon and other places where books are sold.