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Cancer’s Hidden Blessings with Jennifer Humphries

About 4 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the U.S. occur in women under 40. Our guest today was only 25 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was newly married and life had yet to really begin for her and her husband, yet they immediately found themselves dealing with issues…

Talking to Your Doctor with Samantha Harris (Rebroadcast)

Talking openly with your doctor is one of the best ways to feel good about your breast cancer treatment decisions. But, sometimes, talking with a doctor can be overwhelming, confusing and create more questions than answers. Samantha Harris joins the show today to help us learn how to ask the right questions, ensure that we…

Oh The Places You’ll Go Fighting Cancer with Cara Sapida

The word “cancer” can bring about sudden and intense emotions. You may have feelings like fear, anger, frustration, depression and even helplessness. These emotions are normal. No one can tell you how to feel, how not to feel or to change the way you feel. Allowing yourself to express your emotions can help you begin…

Metastatic Breast Cancer – A Future Full of Hope with Janet Robinson

It is estimated there are more than 168,000 women living with metastatic breast cancer in the U.S. in 2020. Janet Robinson is one of these. She was diagnosed 5 years ago with breast cancer after discovering a dent in her left breast. She has since had 2 recurrences and 2 years ago she was diagnosed…

The Power of Positivity with Cinda Paynter

As hard as it may be to hear, metastatic breast cancer can not be cured today. However, metastatic breast cancer can be treated, with a focus on extending and improving quality of life. The journey can be a roller coaster and today’s guest has learned how to endure the highs and lows with balance, grit,…

Anyone Can Get Breast Cancer with Susan Brown

One case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the U.S every two minutes. Yet, despite these statistics, no one is ever truly prepared to receive a breast cancer diagnosis and many feel completely blindsided by it. Susan Brown, Senior Director of Health Information and Publications at Susan G. Komen shares the story of her recent…

Breast Cancer, No Longer Your Grandmother’s Disease with Micha Logan

Micha Logan was enjoying her young 30’s and a career as a radio host when unexpectedly, her doctor found a lump at an annual exam. Micha joins today’s episode to share wisdom and insight resulting from her breast cancer journey. About Micha In May of 2013, at the age of 31, my life changed forever.…

Advocating for Diverse Representation in Clinical Trials with Ricki Fairley

Clinical trials test the safety and benefits of new treatments as well as new combinations (or new doses) of standard treatments. They can also study other parts of care including risk reduction, diagnosis and screening. People volunteer to take part in clinical trials and those who join help further the knowledge base that helps improve…

Breast Cancer, Black Women, and Driving Better Outcomes with Athena Jones

Athena Jones joins the podcast to share her experience as a two-time breast cancer survivor currently researching the drivers of and solutions for more equitable breast cancer outcomes across the country. Athena is a national correspondent for CNN and has reported extensively on race relations and racial disparities for nearly a decade. About Athena Athena…

How Technology Can Help Address Health Disparities with Dr. Sindhu Pandit

About Sindhu Dr. Sindhu Pandit, is a Clinical Leader on the Global Healthcare and Life Sciences team at Salesforce. Most recently, Dr. Pandit was a Medical Director at Oschner Health System where she had clinical responsibilities in an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit, a multidisciplinary multiple sclerosis clinic, and an outpatient clinical role in a general…

Getting the Most From a Telehealth Appointment with Erica Kuhn

Telehealth – or the ability to have an appointment with a medical provider over the phone of computer – has historically been limited to certain conditions and for certain types of appointments. But in response to COVID-19, telehealth is becoming more widely adopted. Erica Kuhn shares how to get the most out of telehealth on…

When Pink is a Color, Not a Ribbon with Victoria Shaw

PINK’: The story behind Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson and Sara Evans song collaboration  As a song writer, Victoria Shaw often finds inspiration in her everyday life. And that’s exactly what happened with the new song “PINK”.  After seeing a public service announcement for Susan G. Komen®, she thought to herself: “someday pink will just be another color and we won’t have to do this anymore.”   The…