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Talking to Your Doctor with Dr. Reshma Jagsi

Clear and honest communication with your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health. As a patient, you are not powerless when it comes to effective communication – both in the exam room and after you leave the doctor’s office. There are things you can (and should) do to ensure your voice…

How a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Affects Your Mental Health with Abigail (Abbie) Letts O’Brien

Everyone affected by breast cancer knows the physical hardship it can bring. What’s less commonly talked about, but also important, is how breast cancer affects patients’ and survivors’ mental health. The rigors of treatment breast cancer treatment — while life-saving — are difficult, leaving many women depressed, anxious, or feeling alone. From anxiety about the…

Managing Side Effects and Supportive Care with Dr. Lisa Newman

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Newman, an internationally renowned breast surgeon and researcher, shares insight on how to manage side effects caused by breast cancer and breast cancer treatment itself. About Dr. Newman A New York City native, Dr. Newman received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Harvard University in 1981, a medical degree in…

Living with Breast Cancer with Jamil Rivers

It’s estimated that at least 154,000 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, with most therapies focusing on living a longer, healthier life with breast cancer. About Jamil In this episode, Jamil Rivers shares her story of living…

Asking for What You Need with Sandy Finestone

A breast cancer journey can bring a wide range of emotions including shock, fear, sadness, and anger. Social and emotion support can be helpful as you go through diagnosis, treatment and beyond. In this episode, Sandy Finestone joins the podcast to discuss the social services and support groups available for those diagnosed with breast cancer.…

The Power of Community with Titus O’Neil

It takes a village to balance the rigors of breast cancer treatment with the obligations of life. Knowing how to support as family and friends, and connecting with others with similar experiences can be a helpful and practical tool. In this episode, Titus O’Neil shares the story of supporting his grandmother through her journey with…

Lessons Learned Surviving Breast Cancer with Kikkan Randall

On Real Pink, we often speak with breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer, and we hear stories about the fear, confusion and the anxiety that a breast cancer diagnosis can cause. But, I have also heard from many of the men and women listening to Real Pink, that they have been…

What’s Your Family History? with Dr. Robina Smith

Even though you cannot change your genetic makeup, knowing your family health history may help you understand your personal risk of developing any kind of health concerns. Today, we’ll learn about how to better understand your family history, and how that may impact your risk factors.  We will also talk about how to talk with…

Prioritizing Your Health with Shaun Robinson

Women tend to take care of everyone else before taking care of themselves. Women can do it all—own businesses while having kids, run marathons, make family decisions, and earn degrees. And because women are often busy taking care of everyone else, they tend to put their own health last. In this episode, Shaun Robinson, an…

What to Say and What Not to Say with Heidi Floyd

When someone has breast cancer it’s scary for them – and for you! 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 co-survivor as there are people! The qualifications? A willingness to be yourself and be present. 

Facts vs. Fiction with Dr. Dennis Holmes

Today on the show we’re talking about factors that affect your risk for breast cancer. Some factors affect breast cancer risk a great deal and others only a small amount. Understanding the factors affecting your risk can help you work with your healthcare provider to develop a breast cancer screening plan that’s right for you.…

Breast Cancer is Not Just for Those Over 40 with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely

It’s often thought that breast cancer only affects women over 40. But, unfortunately, that’s not the case. Breast cancer is rare in young women, but it does happen. And, when a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be shocking. At a time in life when most young women are focused on family…