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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.
59 Episodes
Today on Real Pink, we have the honor of Susie Christianson sharing her story. Special Guest: Susie Christianson.
Emmy-winning TV host, author, certified health coach & trainer, cancer survivor & thriver, healthy living advocate and unstoppable optimist Samantha Harris is here to help guide us through the best ways to achieve overall health and some tips to stay positive and hopeful throughout this pandemic. Special Guest: Samantha Harris.
Kristin is dedicated to ending breast cancer - in memory of her beloved mother, in salute of the heroes like her dad and brother who walk by our sides, and in honor of her precious niece, in hope that she and others will one day know a world without breast cancer. Special Guest: Kristin Harris.
Breast cancer is rare in young women – fewer than 5 percent of breast cancers diagnosed in the U.S. occur in women under 40. But when they are, they often add complexity surrounding fertility and starting or growing families. Here to share the story of how she is trying to expand her family following breast cancer treatment is Tammy Myers. Special Guest: Tammy Myers.
Researchers are working to develop new, more effective treatments for breast cancer. Dr. Adam Soloff joins the podcast to share his work on vaccines, including research funded by Susan G. Komen. This is part two of Dr. Soloff's interview. Special Guest: Dr. Adam Soloff.
What actually is a virus? What should people know about viruses? What about mutations? And how do vaccines work? There has been a lot of speculation surrounding these questions especially in regards to COVID-19. Dr. Adam Soloff joins the podcast to shed light on these topics and share his perspective as a Susan G. Komen career catalyst researcher with a background in viral immunology and emerging infectious diseases. For more on Dr. Soloff, including a video and transcript of this episode visit: Special Guest: Dr. Adam Soloff.
Komen’s Breast Care Helpline can help provide information, social support and help with coping strategies related to anxiety or concerns during these uncertain times. Here to share some of the most common questions and concerns across the breast cancer community is Marissa Fors, Director of the Komen Breast Care Helpline. To reach the Komen helpline call (1-877-465-6636) or email at Special Guest: Marissa Fors.
We must do everything we can to save lives. Now. Special Guest: Leslie Mullins .
During this time of social isolation, clearing ourselves of mental toxicities for better mental attitude, health and wellness is important. Today's guest shares her story and perspective on physical and mental health. Summer Watson, a classical crossover artist who has great insights on positive attitude and mental health. Summer has performed around the world including Buckingham Palace and a Chinese audience of over 1.3 billion TV viewers. Special Guest: Summer Watson.
During this time of uncertainty, it is important for breast care patients and survivors to minimize risk of COVID-19. Oncology nurse Susan Brown offers tips on how to prioritize safety and protect physical and mental health. Special Guest: Susan Brown.
Dana Manciagli is a three-time breast cancer survivor and currently living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Her identical twin sister, Tracy, also battled breast cancer three times and cancer took her life in 2014. As a result of Dana’s experience as a patient, survivor, advocate, and caregiver, she is profoundly passionate about early detection, research advances, government funding and inspiring everyone touched with any type of cancer. Special Guest: Dana Manciagli.
In this special episode of More Than Pink, Nancy Brinker shares her story. “It’s going to be more than a race. It’s going to be an event for survivorship. It’s going to be an event where people can talk to one another openly and without shame and embarrassment. Share their journey’s. That’s really what it’s going to be.” - Nancy Brinker, describing the very first Race for the Cure Special Guest: Nancy Brinker.
When a person exhibits symptoms of breast cancer or receives a diagnosis, it can feel overwhelming and scary. In some cases, they may even struggle to grasp, accept or acknowledge what is happening for a variety of reasons. When that person is someone that you care deeply about, it might be necessary to intervene to make sure your loved one gets the best possible care. Here today to tell us her family’s story is Earlina Green. Special Guest: Earlina Green.
Talking openly with your doctor is one of the best ways to feel good about your breast cancer treatment decisions. But, sometimes, talking with a doctor can be overwhelming, confusing and create more questions than answers. Do you understand the information you're getting from your doctor? Do you know what questions to ask? Cheryl Jernigan, CPA, F.A.C.H.E., joins the podcast today. She is a 20-year breast cancer "thriver," cancer research advocate, and was previously CEO of the Kansas City Area Hospital Association, and has over 20 years of experience in health policy, advocacy and community. Special Guest: Cheryl Jernigan.
Often when talking about breast cancer it is hard to distinguish between good information and the myths. Today we’re debunking some come common myths about breast cancer with special guest Dr. Amy Patel, Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Special Guest: Dr. Amy Patel.
Chaunte Lowe is a four-time United States Olympian that was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2019 after listening to her body and advocating for an answer. She joins the podcast to share her story and upcoming goals including Tokyo 2020. Special Guest: Chaunte Lowe.
If you’ve ever received a breast cancer diagnosis, or you know someone who is experiencing breast cancer, you know that it can also be hard to ask for help, even when you really need it. However, there is an unspoken cultural phenomenon of people of color keeping ailments to themselves and in some cases even when it is too late. We advocate that talking about your diagnosis and your treatment with your support system can be empowering, healthy, Special Guest: Kwanza Jones.
Government regulations can have a significant and powerful impact on breast cancer nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. It is more important than ever to become involved with policymakers at the city, county, state and national levels, and to raise their awareness of legislative developments that affect breast cancer patients nationwide. Effective advocacy helps to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people and the entire breast cancer communities. To talk to us more about public policy advocacy, and how they have helped raise awareness of Susan G. Komen’s mission, mobilizing a nationwide movement, creating a coalition of supporters and attract positive media attention, Mary Boyd and Neel Stallings join the podcast. Special Guests: Mary Boyd and Neel Stallings.
Although uncommon, men are also diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s estimated there will be 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer among men in the U.S. this year alone; and often, men are diagnosed at later stages than women. To help us understand the facts behind male breast cancer, we’re speaking with breast cancer survivor, advocate, and Susan G. Komen national scholar, Dr. Wayne Dornan. Special Guest: Wayne Dornan.
Many of our guests on Real Pink are have been diagnosed with breast cancer so our audience has learned about the fear, confusion, anxiety of a breast cancer diagnosis. But, our audience has also told us that they have been helped by hearing real-life stories from other survivors and sharing in their experience. Today we welcome Melissa Berry to the podcast! Special Guest: Melissa Berry.
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