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Feeling Empowered Through Genetic Testing

On last week’s episode, Ashely Dedmon shared her experiences as a young caregiver and how it impacted how she approached her own health. Today we are going to continue our conversation with Ashley to talk about the impact of being born into three generations of women affected by breast cancer, losing her mother to the disease and watching her father battle prostate cancer shortly thereafter.  Ashley was 22 years old and fearful that she was next. It was then that she took matters into her own hands and immediately reached out to her doctors, who suggested genetic counseling and screening for the BRCA genetic mutation.  Today we’ll learn from Ashley what those tests found, what she did next, and how it changed the course of her life

The Impact of Being a Young Caregiver

Caregiving can be a difficult and very personal role on many levels. Assisting a loved one through their cancer diagnosis, helping with daily activities, providing support and helping to make treatment decisions may all be a part of the responsibilities. When young adults are the caregiver taking care of a parent, they face many unique challenges, such as having more duties to juggle, starting their own families or careers and coming to terms with taking care of someone who has always taken care of them. Today’s guest Ashley Dedmon supported both of her parents in their cancer journeys and is here today to speak about the challenges and blessings of that time in her life, as well as how it impacted how she approached her own health.

Coloring Over Cancer

Navigating a breast cancer journey can cause feelings of confusion and fear, all of which are normal.  There are healthy ways to cope with the stress caused by these fears, such as mindfulness meditation, support groups or finding a creative outlet. Today’s guest has beat cancer not once, but twice! As a survivor of Lymphoma of the brain as well as breast cancer, Julia Evans knows firsthand how important it is to find ways to keep the faith and is committed to encouraging, educating and empowering those in the fight through her nonprofit, Coloring Over Cancer.

Balancing It All

Christine George is a marketing professional, real estate enthusiast, Mom, wife and yogi. She oversees all marketing related activities for Leading Edge Real Estate, and is also responsible for leading the business planning process for agents which includes business planning strategies, coaching and accountability. Her passion is her yoga practice and her blog, BelieveInBalance in which she…

Advocating to Address Barriers

Adam Walker (00:03):From Susan G Komen, this is real pink, a podcast exploring real stories, struggles, and triumphs related to breast cancer. We’re taking the conversation from the doctor’s office to your living room. Susan G Komen has long worked to mobilize our communities to take action. Susan G Komen center for public policy serves…

Faith Through Fire

Adam Walker (00:03):From Susan G Komen, this is real pink, a podcast exploring real stories, struggles, and triumphs related to breast cancer. We’re taking the conversation from the doctor’s office to your living room. Adam Walker (00:14):A breast cancer diagnosis can bring a wide range of emotions, including shock, fear, sadness, and anger, the support…

Living With Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Episode Transcript: Adam Walker (00:03):From Susan G Komen, this is real pink, a podcast exploring real stories, struggles, and triumphs related to breast cancer. We’re taking the conversation from the doctor’s office to your living room about one to 5% of breast cancers in the U S are inflammatory breast cancer. This is an aggressive…

I am my Mother’s Daughter

Most breast cancers are not related to genes or family history. However, if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, your family members, especially sisters, daughters and mothers may have an increased risk of getting breast cancer. When cancer does affect multiple generations in a family, the impact can be far greater reaching than just…

How CDK4/6 Inhibitors Made a Comeback

Sometimes pre-clinical studies show that a drug has a good chance of helping patients, but when the drug is tested on patients, it doesn’t work as expected. Today, we are talking to Dr. Shom Goel, Group Leader and Medical Oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne, in Australia & Komen-funded…

How Researcher Perseverance Prevails in the Face of Challenges

Many scientific researchers face challenges in their work and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added to these challenges, but researchers are incredibly resilient and continue to push forward because they know their work will help patients and improve lives. Today, we are talking to Dr. Jennifer Guerriero, Instructor in Medicine and the Director of the…

Normalizing Breast Cancer Conversations with Michael Cox

In the U.S today, Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age, in later stages, with more aggressive types and have a lower 5-year survival rate. These disparities aren’t just caused by health issues but also by social injustice—unequal access to health care, a lack of diversity in…

Warning Signs of Breast Cancer Recurrence with Karen Sock

Breast cancer, unfortunately, can come back even if doctors believe the chances are low. We don’t know why breast cancer recurs or when it will – it could be as soon as a few years after you’ve completed treatment, or it can be 20 years later. As a breast cancer survivor, you can stay in…