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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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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.
If someone you love or care for has been diagnosed with a life threatening illness, like breast cancer, and you are now thrown into a new role to help support them as they fight to survive, it can be overwhelming. It is not an easy task, by any means. And it’s a learning process. But if you’re like most people, you want to do the best you can to help your loved one through this journey. You’ll need knowledge, patience, resources and support of your own. It can also be helpful to connect with others who have gone through or are going through similar experiences with breast cancer. Special Guest: Dr. Tatiana Prowell.
Obesity affects more than 35 percent of women in the Unites States. Dr. Liz Welberg's groundbreaking new study, funded by Susan G. Komen, found that women with obesity are more likely to experience a recurrence of breast cancer once their treatment is complete and they may respond to treatment differently.
Karen was an integral member of the Komen family, and we are proud to share this special episode. She will be dearly missed. Special Guests: Karen Durham and Suzanne Stone.
If someone you love or care for has been diagnosed with a life threatening illness, like breast cancer, and you are now thrown into a new role to help support them as they fight to survive, it can be overwhelming. It is not an easy task, by any means. And it’s a learning process. But if you’re like most people, you want to do the best you can to help your loved one through this journey. You’ll need knowledge, patience, resources and support of your own. It can also be helpful to connect with others who have gone through or are going through similar experiences with breast cancer. Dr. April Spencer, Founder and Chief Operating Surgeon of Dr. Spencer’s Global Breast Health & Wellness Center, joins the podcast to share her insight. Special Guest: Dr. April Spencer.
Jade Kendle, also known as “LipsticknCurls," joins today's episode to share her story supporting someone with breast cancer and the Know Your Girls campaign. Special Guest: Jade Kendle.
On this episode, special guest Charmaine Johnise shares how to better know your "girls," understand your family history, and understand your risk of breast cancer to make better informed choices. We’re going to help empower you to take an active role in decision-making about your health. Special Guest: Charmaine Johnise.
For women facing mastectomy (the surgical removal of the entire breast), one of the biggest decisions is whether or not to undergo breast reconstruction. To tell us about her personal journey, and her decision not to undergo reconstruction, author Katrin van Dam joins the podcast. Special Guest: Katrin Van Dam.
Although metastatic breast cancer is not currently curable, it can be treated. Today, it’s estimated that at least 154,000 people in the U.S. have Stage IV, or metastatic, breast cancer. Treatment focuses on ensuring a high quality of life, and living a better life, longer. Today Janet St. James (longtime broadcast journalist, healthcare executive, public speaker, wife, mother of 3, and breast cancer patient) shares her story. Special Guest: Janet St. James.
Researchers are constantly searching for new and better ways to treat breast cancer. Advances over the last 40 years have increased survival and improved the quality of life for people diagnosed with breast cancer. Josh Neman, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Physiology & Neuroscience and Member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, joins the podcast to share insight into promising new treatments and targeted therapies being developed. Special Guest: Josh Neman.
In this episode, special guest Monique Robinson shares real life stories and experiences as a patient and lessons learned. Monique is an Afro-Latinx attorney, avid traveler and two-time breast cancer survivor. She lives with her husband and two dogs in Southern California. She hopes to be a resource to other young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Special Guest: Monique Robinson.
In this episode we chat with Dr. Kathy Miller. Over the past 40 years, breast cancer treatment has greatly improved due to lessons learned through clinical trials. But for many people, the idea of clinical trials may seem daunting or risky. Today, we’ll learn the truth about clinical trials, and how to find options that best meet your needs. Intro and outro music is City Sunshine by Kevin MacLeod. The Real Pink podcast is hosted by Adam Walker, produced by Shannon Evanchec and owned by Susan G. Komen. Special Guest: Kathy Miller.
Wendy Kozel is a wife, mom, and a woman living with metastatic breast cancer. Wendy joins the podcast to share her story and how healthy living has played a role in her physical and mental health. Special Guest: Wendy Kozel.
This week on Real Pink we are hosting daily conversations about breast cancer that hides in the shadows: metastatic breast cancer (MBC). In the US alone, MBC is expected to kill 42,000 people. This special episode, featuring Kelly Shanahan, is part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Special Guest: Pam Kohl.
This week on Real Pink we are hosting daily conversations about breast cancer that hides in the shadows: metastatic breast cancer (MBC). In the US alone, MBC is expected to kill 42,000 people. This special episode, featuring Jerri Johnson, is part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Special Guest: Jerri Johnson.
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