Real Talk About Breast Cancer

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Real Pink is taking real conversations about breast cancer from the doctor's office to the 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.

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Recent Episodes

Joy Jenrette

The Journey From Early-Stage Diagnosis to MBC with Joy Jenrette

This week on Real Pink we are hosting daily conversations about metastatic breast cancer (MBC) as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the US alone, MBC is expected to kill 42,000 people. To turn MBC awareness into action, visit: and contact your local lawmakers by texting “MBC” to 40649. Meet Joy On…

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My Personal Breast Cancer Story with Paula Schneider

Every 13 minutes, one woman will lose her life to breast cancer. That is unacceptable. As we enter into National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Paula Schneider shares her personal breast cancer story. About Paula Paula Schneider is president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®, responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of Komen’s research,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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