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The Emotional Journey of a Caregiver with Jordan Rathkopf

Meet Jordan Jordan Rathkopf is a husband and a father. His wife, Anna, was diagnosed with breast cancer, after finding a lump on her 37th birthday. Anna documented her journey through the “HER2: An intimate breast cancer experience” photography project to help process the experience and to raise awareness of the specific challenges younger people…

Lessons Learned Surviving Breast Cancer with Anna Rathkopf

Meet Anna Anna Rathkopf felt the lump on her 37th birthday. Nearly ten days later, she received a breast cancer diagnosis. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and takes a daily pill for ten years to slow her body’s estrogen production. She has documented her journey through the “HER2: An intimate breast cancer experience” photography project…

Breast Cancer Screenings During a Pandemic with Laurel Pointer

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…

Mental Health Impact of Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer with Tori Geib

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…

What Care Partners Wish They Knew When a Family/Friend was Diagnosed with MBC with Janice and Rex Cowden

Studies show that there is a disconnect between the type of support MBC patients believe they need vs. what care partner believes that patients need. Because of this, communication is of the utmost importance. Meet Janice and Rex Rex is a Midwesterner; born and raised near Lafayette, Indiana. Following high school graduation, he enlisted in…

How to Navigate Sex Through Cancer with Dr. Chery Hysjulien

After breast cancer, talking with your partner about sex may be hard. Here today to talk about how to navigate sex through cancer and all the big feelings that can go along with it is Dr. Chery Hysjulien About Dr. Hysjulien Cheryl A Hysjulien RN, PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Health Psychology with further…

How Breast Cancer Affects Sexual Health with Dr. Shelby Terstriep

Here today to talk about the ways that breast cancer can affect sexual health and what to do about it is Dr. Shelby Terstriep. About Dr. Terstriep Dr. Terstriep is quadruple boarded in internal medicine, hematology, oncology and palliative medicine and is a clinical associate professor at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Terstriep graduated from…

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer with Rachal Pecoraro

Today, it’s estimated that at least 168,000 people in the U.S. have Stage IV, or metastatic, breast cancer. Although metastatic breast cancer currently cannot be cured, it can still be treated. About Rachel I am 38 years old, and have been happily married for 15 yrs., and we have a daughter who turned 4 in…

It’s Ok To Not Be Ok with Stephanie Carroll

A breast cancer diagnosis can bring on a wide range of emotions including shock, fear, sadness, anger and grief. 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…

Thriving Sexually During and After Breast Cancer with Dr. Lyndsey Harper

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. Sex and intimacy can be difficult for most women after a diagnosis and can cause unique problems, from pain and fatigue to feeling detached or disconnected from…

Overcoming Adversity with Leecy Fink

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can turn your world upside down. It is normal to feel fear of the unknown and of not knowing what the future holds. 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…

Healthy Living and Breast Cancer Risk with Kristen Keenan

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. We all know that we should try to live a healthy lifestyle, but exactly how do we go about doing that? Especially during a pandemic? Today we will answer those…