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Author: Susan G. Komen

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Real Pink, a podcast by Susan G. Komen, is taking real conversations about breast cancer from the doctor's office to your living room. Hosted by Adam Walker, episodes feature candid conversations with survivors, researchers, physicians, and more. Find answers to your toughest questions and clear, actionable steps to live a better life, longer. At Real Pink, compassionate storytelling meets real inspiration and real support.
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Dr. Reshma Jagsi

Dr. Reshma Jagsi

2019-08-1200:15:43

As a pateint, there are things you can (and should) do to ensure your voice is heard and your concerns are addressed. To help us learn about how to develop an open dialogue with doctors, Dr. Reshma Jagsi joins the podcast today. Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., is Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. After graduating first in her class from Harvard College, she pursued her medical training at Harvard Medical School, served as a resident in radiation oncology and fellow in the Center for Ethics at Harvard, and completed her doctorate in Social Policy at the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. An active clinical trialist and health services researcher, Dr. Jagsi’s medical research focuses on improving the quality of care received by breast cancer patients, both by advancing the ways in which breast cancer is treated with radiation and by advancing the understanding of patient decision-making, cost, and access to appropriate care. Special Guest: Dr. Reshma Jagsi.
Abbie Letts O'Brien

Abbie Letts O'Brien

2019-08-0500:13:13

The rigors of treatment breast cancer treatment — while life-saving — are difficult, leaving many women depressed, anxious, or feeling alone. From anxiety about the future, to the stress of treatment, it’s totally normal to feel a mix of intense emotions after a breast cancer diagnosis. To help us better understand how to cope with the mental and emotional impact of breast cancer, Abigail "Abbie" Letts O'Brien joins the podcast. Abbie has enjoyed a two decade career in higher education and hospital fundraising, including five years supporting the hospital which treated her for breast cancer. She is the author of the blog My Life in Pink, www.mylifein.pink. Special Guest: Abigail Letts O'Brien.
Dr. Lisa Newman

Dr. Lisa Newman

2019-07-2900:14:01

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Newman, an internationally renowned breast surgeon and researcher, shares insight on managing side effects caused by breast cancer and treatment. Special Guest: Dr. Lisa Newman .
Jamil Rivers

Jamil Rivers

2019-07-2200:18:37

In this episode, Jamil Rivers shares her story of living with metastatic breast cancer. She is a Philadelphia mom of three and an advocate using her voice and experiences to help advance legislative policy, medical research and customize support to better meet the needs of individuals impacted by breast cancer, particularly metastatic and African-American patients. Special Guest: Jamil Rivers.
Sandy Finestone

Sandy Finestone

2019-07-1500:11:51

In this episode, Sandy Finestone joins the podcast to discuss the social services and support groups available for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Sandy is a 30-year breast cancer survivor and research advocate, who has been a volunteer for Susan G. Komen for over 25 years. Dr. Finestone is a licensed marriage and familytherapist. Special Guest: Sandy Finestone.
Titus O'Neil

Titus O'Neil

2019-07-0800:10:35

In this episode, Titus O'Neil shares the story of supporting his grandmother through her journey with breast cancer, and how friends and family can provide encouragement to their loved ones. Titus is a WWE superstar, influencer, entertainer, and dad to two amazing sons. Special Guest: Titus O'Neil.
Kikkan Randall

Kikkan Randall

2019-07-0100:15:41

In this episode, Kikkan Randall, the United States' first Olympic gold medalist in cross-country skiing, joins the podcast to share her personal journey with breast cancer. Kikkan has competed in 5 Olympics and finished the last Olympics with the gold medal in the team sprint. Kikkan also leads the nonprofit Fast and Female working to keep girls in sports. She also works with the Olympic committee, does motivational speaking and was the only mom on team USA in the 2018 Olympics. Special Guest: Kikkan Randall.
Dr. Robina Smith

Dr. Robina Smith

2019-06-2400:21:45

In this episode, Dr. Robina Smith, the Medical Director and Principal Investigator at WCCT Global Oncology, joins the podcast to help us learn how to better understand our family health history, which helps us better understand our health risks. Dr. Smith is a fellowship-trained breast cancer surgeon and a leading expert in the field of breast oncology specializing in hereditary cancer and genetics as well as high-risk breast screening. Special Guest: Dr. Robina Smith.
Shaun Robinson

Shaun Robinson

2019-06-1700:19:41

In this episode, Shaun Robinson, an Emmy award-winning journalist, author, philanthropist, and more, joins the podcast to discuss prioritizing health and helping yourself and others during treatment. Special Guest: Shaun Robinson.
Heidi Floyd

Heidi Floyd

2019-06-1000:16:59

Today’s guest describes herself as an enthusiastic optimist. Being first diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks after learning she was pregnant, Heidi Floyd was in a unique position of knowing what was ahead since she had lost her own mother to breast cancer at a young age. Today, Heidi uses her experiences to share and help others. Heidi is a speaker, author, and advocate for those affected by breast cancer. *About Real Pink *Real struggles.Real help. Real courage.Real Pink is taking real conversations about breast cancer from the doctor's office to the living room. Hosted by Adam Walker, episodes feature candid conversations with survivors, researchers, physicians, and more. Find answers to your toughest questions and clear, actionable steps to live a better life, longer. At Real Pink, compassionate storytelling meets real inspiration, and real support. Special Guest: Heidi Floyd.
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