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Behind the Pink Ribbon

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Breast cancer is more than the pink ribbon that symbolizes the disease; it is not pink nor is it pretty. It can be a messy, devastating, life-altering, and lonely journey. The women and men represented by the pink ribbon may have the same disease, but everyone’s story is different. Behind the Pink Ribbon is a weekly podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of breast cancer survivors to uncover the reality of what lies behind the pink ribbon. We bring on experts in oncology, genetics, plastic surgery, nutrition, and more to provide information on topics specific to breast cancer. We also bring on organizations that offer resources, services, and support to breast cancer survivors and their caregivers. This podcast will bring you stories of inspiration and hope, and a reminder that you are not alone in this journey. It will provide you with information and resources to be your own best advocate as you navigate through your journey of breast cancer. Hosted by Melissa Adams. Produced by American Creative Consulting. Mixed and mastered at Riverview Podcasting Studios. ©2019 American Creative Consulting, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Breast cancer is more than the pink ribbon that symbolizes the disease; it is not pink nor is it pretty. It can be a messy, devastating, life-altering, and lonely journey. The women and men represented by the pink ribbon may have the same disease, but everyone’s story is different. Behind the Pink Ribbon is a weekly podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of breast cancer survivors to uncover the reality of what lies behind the pink ribbon. We bring on experts in oncology, genetics, plastic surgery, nutrition, and more to provide information on topics specific to breast cancer. We also bring on organizations that offer resources, services, and support to breast cancer survivors and their caregivers. This podcast will bring you stories of inspiration and hope, and a reminder that you are not alone in this journey. It will provide you with information and resources to be your own best advocate as you navigate through your journey of breast cancer. Hosted by Melissa Adams. Produced by American Creative Consulting. Mixed and mastered at Riverview Podcasting Studios. ©2019 American Creative Consulting, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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United States

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Breast cancer is more than the pink ribbon that symbolizes the disease; it is not pink nor is it pretty. It can be a messy, devastating, life-altering, and lonely journey. The women and men represented by the pink ribbon may have the same disease, but everyone’s story is different. Behind the Pink Ribbon is a weekly podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of breast cancer survivors to uncover the reality of what lies behind the pink ribbon. We bring on experts in oncology, genetics, plastic surgery, nutrition, and more to provide information on topics specific to breast cancer. We also bring on organizations that offer resources, services, and support to breast cancer survivors and their caregivers. This podcast will bring you stories of inspiration and hope, and a reminder that you are not alone in this journey. It will provide you with information and resources to be your own best advocate as you navigate through your journey of breast cancer. Hosted by Melissa Adams. Produced by American Creative Consulting. Mixed and mastered at Riverview Podcasting Studios. ©2019 American Creative Consulting, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tracy Milgram | BRCAStrong

3/9/2021
Tracy Milgram is my guest on this episode. She is the founder of BRCAStrong, a non-profit organization, supporting women facing breast and/or ovarian cancer regardless of a known genetic mutation. Tracy shared her journey of finding out that she had a genetic mutation at a young age, how that information impacted her life decisions, and why she created BRCAStrong. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink Ribbon are released monthly...

Duration:00:40:09

Becky Horn | Pretty in Pink

2/9/2021
My guest on this week's episode is Becky Horn. She is the Executive Director at Pretty in Pink Foundation. She joined me to share the history, vision, and mission of Pretty in Pink. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink Ribbon are release on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Subscribe and listen weekly on your favorite podcast player. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Duration:00:42:53

Monica Castillo | Paying Homage

1/26/2021
Monica Castillo joined me on this week's episode to share her personal story Behind the Pink Ribbon. She was diagnosed with stage 2B, triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma in 2015 at the age of 38. Monica talked about her family history of cancer, finding the lump, and her course of treatments. She talked about participating in a clinical trial to pay homage to her loved ones that didn't survive cancer, celebrating 5 years, and setting boundaries with family and friends to support her...

Duration:00:45:26

Kristen Grider | Weight Off My Chest

1/19/2021
Kristen Grider joined me on this week's episode of Behind the Pink Ribbon to share her story. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017 at the age of 31 years old following a self-breast exam. Kristen talked about her diagnosis, coming to peace with having breast cancer before the official diagnosis, and her treatments. She shared the struggles she has faced with reconstruction and the decision to explant, which will literally be a weight off of her chest. For complete show...

Duration:00:42:31

Cheryl Wohlgemuth | Diagnosis Rollercoaster

1/12/2021
My guest on this week's episode is Cheryl Wohlgemuth from Alberta, Canada. In October 2012, she was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma at the age of 50 after a rollercoaster ride to get a final diagnosis. Cheryl was told she had breast cancer, then told that she didn't, then told that she did. Cheryl also talks about her family history of breast cancer, her treatment, and the lonely journey through the healing process. For complete show notes, please visit...

Duration:00:54:35

Thriving... in the Face of Breast Cancer

1/5/2021
This week, I am joined by Dr. Catalina Lawsin, Lori Marini, and Stephanie McLeod-Estevez to talk about our upcoming virtual retreat series, Thriving...in the face of breast cancer. Starting Saturday, February 6, 2021, this four-part experiential retreat will focus on a different theme each session, integrating The Body, Mind, Spirit and Self. This retreat will create a safe, empowering space to dispel myths, normalize the realities of survivorship and build on your unique strengths to put...

Duration:00:50:57

Sharon Carlson | Long Trip Alone

12/22/2020
Sharon Carlson, a 31 year breast cancer survivor, joined me on this episode to share her story behind the pink ribbon. Sharon was in her early 40s when she was diagnosed in 1989. She talked about find the lump, her diagnosis, the horribly tragic story of her primary doctor, her treatments, and the loneliness she experienced that led her to become an advocate for others. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink Ribbon are release...

Duration:00:30:01

Rachel Mehl | The Best I Can

12/15/2020
My guest on this episode is Rachel Mehl. She was first diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in February 2016, followed by a recurrence of not only ductal carcinoma but also a rare form of breast cancer, metaplastic breast cancer. Rachel was then diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in her lung. We talked about her diagnoses, course of treatment, and the decision she made to create her own healing path. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes...

Duration:00:52:18

Kirby Lewis | An Daring Adventure

12/8/2020
Kirby Lewis joined me on this episode of Behind the Pink Ribbon. He was diagnosed at the age of 52 with stage 2 breast cancer. He shared how he found the cancer, his course of treatment, and how he feels breast cancer saved his life. In 2016, Kirby had a recurrence of breast cancer that had metastasized to his lung. Kirby views breast cancer as an adventure and won't stop living life because of the diagnosis. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes...

Duration:00:53:31

Shannon L. Puhalla, MD - Cancer and COVID-19

12/1/2020
On this episode, Dr. Shannon Puhalla, medical oncologist and hematologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, joined us on the podcast to talk about the coronavirus and the influences on cancer treatments. She talked about the most critical population- those currently undergoing active treatment. She offers suggestions on how these individuals can stay healthy and safe. She also talked about those who may be experiencing symptoms and what to do if you have a lump or...

Duration:00:32:56

Jeanine Patten-Coble | Little Pink Houses of Hope

11/24/2020
Jeanine Patten-Coble is my guest on this week's episode. She is an 11-year breast cancer survivor and founder of Little Pink Houses of Hope. In 2009, at the age of 39, Jeanine was diagnosed with stage 3, HER2 invasive ductal carcinoma. Jeanine shared her story behind the pink ribbon from diagnosis to treatment. She also talked about Little Pink Houses of Hope and how the organization supports breast cancer families. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New...

Duration:00:53:36

Tanika Taylor | Pink Heart Foundation

11/17/2020
Tanika Taylor, Founder of the Pink Heart Foundation based in Chicago, Illinois, joined me on the podcast this week. Tanika shared her grandmother's experience with breast cancer and talked about barriers to care and mistrust of the medical professionals within the African American community. She shared how the Pink Heart Foundation supports African American women impacted by breast cancer. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink...

Duration:00:53:31

Christine Corrigan | Again

11/10/2020
Christine Corrigan is my guest on this episode. She shares her story as a two-time cancer survivor. Her initial diagnosis of cancer came as a teenager followed by a diagnosis of breast cancer thirty-five years later. Christine recently finished her book titled Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink Ribbon are release every Tuesday at noon Mountain Standard Time. Subscribe and...

Duration:00:53:36

Mimi White | Linkage Beauty Movement

11/3/2020
Mimi White is my guest on this week's episode to share her story behind the pink ribbon. She was diagnosed at the age of 34 with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma. She talked about her course of treatments and how through her journey, she was inspired to create the Linkage Beauty Movement in hopes of helping other women to feel beautiful and worthy no matter what. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink Ribbon are release every...

Duration:00:53:36

Sonya Negley | METAvivor

10/27/2020
Sonya Negley, Executive Director of METAvivor, joined us on the podcast. She talked about the mission of METAvivor and the importance of supporting research for stage IV breast cancer. Sonya shared the different programs available through the organization, such as the peer to peer support group and Sea to Sea for MBC. She also talked about different fundraising events and how you can get involved. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the...

Duration:00:53:36

Kim Carew | Peace, Love, Tote

10/20/2020
The episode this week is a reshare of the previous episode with Kim Carew, breast cancer survivor and founder of Peace, Love, Tote. Kim shared her story behind the pink ribbon including her treatments. Kim's personal experience with chemo inspired her to found Peace, Love, Tote, a non-profit organization that provides practical items to newly diagnosed breast cancer chemotherapy patients. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink...

Duration:00:53:31

Harvey Singer and Vicki Singer Wolf | HIS Breast Cancer

10/13/2020
Harvey Singer and Vicki Singer Wolf joined me on the podcast to share their stories behind the pink ribbon. Vicki was first diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in-situ at the age of 35. Following her third diagnosis, Vicki tested and found positive for the BRCA2 mutation. In 2008, Harvey experienced a sharp pain in his breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer as well. As a male breast cancer survivor in a very pink world, Harvey struggled to find information and support....

Duration:00:53:36

Kelly Thomas | 40 and Out!

10/6/2020
My guest on this episode is Kelly Thomas. She was 33 years old when diagnosed with stage 3, triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma in January 2018. Kelly shared her story behind the pink ribbon from finding her lump, diagnosis, and treatments. We also talked about being diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age and then being kicked out of AYA support groups after turning 40 years old. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink...

Duration:00:54:22

Elizabeth Cluff | Impact One

9/29/2020
This week, I am resharing the episode with Elizabeth Cluff, founder of Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation. She talked about her personal journey through breast cancer in 2007, which provided the inspiration for the non-profit. As Elizabeth thought about her support system, she was haunted and heartbroken over the women going through breast cancer that didn't have a good support system. She wanted to send them a shipment of love and include vital items for their journey through breast...

Duration:00:47:38

Janet Lindell | I'm Not Done

9/22/2020
Janet Lindell, a fellow Edinboro University alum, joined me on this week's episode to share her story behind the pink ribbon. She was diagnosed with stage 3C, infiltrating ductal carcinoma in November 2010 at the age of 35. Janet shared how she found the cancer, her course of treatment following her initial diagnosis, getting the news that the cancer had spread to her bones and now her liver, going through years of endless treatments, and living with metastatic breast cancer. For complete...

Duration:00:45:37