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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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For many people, the thought of going anywhere, especially a medical office, during the current pandemic can create a feeling of uneasiness and concern. This is certainly normal, however we would like to reassure our listeners that there is no reason to delay mammograms if your local imaging centers are open and your state re-opening guidelines allow for them. Special Guest: Laurel Pointer.
While levels of support continue to improve, MBC patients and care partners both recognize that there is often a need for even MORE support to be given. A percentage of people living with MBC say that their family and friends don’t understand how their metastatic breast cancer has changed them emotionally and physically, especially during COVID-19 when patients are potentially in constant close quarters or forced to be separated from care partners due to social distancing measures. Special Guest: Tori Geib.
Special guests Janice and Rex Cowden share what they have learned throughout their journey together. Special Guests: Janice Cowden and Rex Cowden.
Breast cancer can impact your sex life. For example, hormone therapy may cause a loss of desire as well as vaginal changes that can make intercourse painful. Here today to talk about the ways that breast cancer can affect sexual health and what to do about it is Dr. Shelby Terstriep.
If you have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, there are many ways to stay active in the breast cancer community. Getting involved can be personally rewarding and can impact the lives of others. Today, Rachal Pecoraro shares her story. Special Guest: Rachal Pecoraro.
Metastatic breast cancer can also bring with it a higher level of anxiety and depression. These feelings are all normal. Here today to share the unique perspective that she has as a mental health professional who is undergoing treatment for MBC is Dr. Stephanie Carroll. Special Guest: Dr. Stephanie Carroll.
On today’s episode, we are going to talk about an important topic that is not often talked about – sexual health during and after a breast cancer diagnosis. Special Guest: Dr. Lyndsey Harper.
Many of the guests on the Real Pink podcast have shared that staying in the present, focusing only on what you can control and believing that you can get through tough times with resilience and positivity is so important. Here today to tell us her incredible story and how she has overcome adversity throughout her breast cancer journey is Leecy Fink. Special Guest: Leecy Fink.
Some healthy lifestyle choices may lower your risk of getting breast cancer. Learn what you can do to improve your health in this week’s episode. Special Guest: Kristen Keenan.
The support of family, friends and others can be helpful as you go through diagnosis, treatment and beyond, but many cancer patients and survivors will tell you that despite that support, cancer can be a lonely journey. Sarah Sanders shares her perspective in this episode of the Real Pink podcast. Sarah is a 35-year-old marketing/public relations professional currently living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She's originally from Chicago, IL and is a huge Chicago Bears fan. Proud of her Lebanese heritage, Sarah loves the comfort of middle eastern foods and coffee, coffee, coffee. In her spare time these days, she loves to read, watch The Bachelor and Morning Joe, and HouseParty with her friends and family. Special Guest: Sarah Sanders.
Each patient’s experiences, perspectives and diagnoses are uniquely personal. Understanding this can help empower breast cancer patients to educate themselves and ask questions in order to equip themselves for conversations with their doctors about treatment plans.
Breast cancer is not one type of disease but many. The type of breast cancer affects prognosis and care options. TNBC is an aggressive type of breast cancer and Dr. Erika Hamilton (from Sarah Cannon) will clarify misconceptions about TNBC and address key questions, like who is at greatest risk for TNBC and what are current care options. Special Guest: Dr. Erika Hamilton.
On the morning of October 21, 2014, everything changed for the Thompson family. At the ages of 15 (Taylor), 13 (Kyla) and 10 (Katelyn), these kids no longer had their mom, Maureen. Gary no longer had his wife of 25 years. 11 years earlier Maureen had been diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with their youngest, Katelyn. Kyla and Gary join us to talk about what Father’s Day means to them now. Special Guests: Gary Thompson and Kyla Thompson.
When someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s scary for them and everyone around them. The emotions involved can seem even more heightened to a child who has to watch their parent go through a diagnosis or treatment. Raphael Alejandro joins the podcast to share his family's story. Raphael brings his comedic timing portraying Matteo, a leading role on the Disney Channel series "Bunk'd," which was just nominated for a Daytime Emmy. Raphael kicked off his acting career landing, at the young age of 5, his first television role as ‘Roland,' Robin Hood’s son, on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” He'll also be seen as 'Zaqueu' in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” (July 2021) alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Special Guest: Raphael Alejandro.
As a parent, your initial instinct may be to protect them from the realities of your diagnosis and treatment, but sharing age-appropriate information can be helpful and healing and can allow you to support each other through the experience. Here to share her story and the lessons that she learned about talking to your kids about breast cancer is Commander Caprice Massey. Special Guest: Caprice Massey.
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.
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