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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.
19 Episodes
There’s no easy way to adjust to a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Shock, disbelief, anxiety, fear, anger, grief, and a sense of loss of control are common emotions. Michael Allio joins the podcast to share the story of his wife, Laura. Special Guest: Michael Allio.
In this episode, we guest Molly Grantham shares insights on answering the questions: "What can you do to really help? What should you say? Is it better to just listen?"There are as many ways of being a good support system to someone diagnosed with breast cancer as there are people! The qualifications? A willingness to be yourself and be present. Molly Grantham is a two-time Emmy award winning journalist who has been named TV News Reporter of the Year for both Carolinas, one of Charlotte's top "40 under 40" and one of Mecklenburg County's "50 Most Influential Women". With over 100,000 followers, she is a leader in social media, anchors WBTV’s 5:30pm and solo-anchors the 11pm show, which is #1 in the market. Special Guest: Molly Grantham.
"It’s not just about changing the future, but changing the present, and creating an online space where the children of moms with breast cancer can connect and not feel alone."-Kyla ThompsonWhen her mother lost her battle to breast cancer, Kyla wanted to make sure other kids like her had a place to go for support – a social media space just for kids who are going through the same thing - and #pinkkids was born! Guest host Suzanne Stone, Executive Director of Komen Greater CETX. Special Guests: Kyla Thompson and Suzanne Stone.
On today's episode, Emily Poeschl joins the podcast to discuss "finding your fierce," and being a catalyst to create social change related to breast cancer. Special Guest: Emily Poeschl.
Treating metastatic breast cancer focuses on living a longer, healthier life with breast cancer. In this episode, Carol Smith shares her story of living with MBC. Special Guest: Carol Smith.
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.
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, Special Guest: Abigail Letts O'Brien.
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 .
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.
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.
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