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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

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

Nikki Speer|Redefined Courage

9/15/2020
This week, I am resharing the episode with Nikki Speer from Redefined Courage in hopes of helping the organization reach their fundraising goals. Redefined Courage provides post-mastectomy shirts and other goodies to breast cancer patients at no cost. They are hosting their annual gala on September 19, 2020. Please check out the event and their virtual auction. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink Ribbon are release every...

Duration:00:27:40

Hannah Dekker Keels | Living Hope

9/8/2020
My guest on today's episode is Hannah Dekker Keels. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 42 in August 2016. Following her initial treatment, she received another diagnosis a year later. After approximately two and a half years, Hannah was again diagnosed for a third time with yet another type of cancer. Hannah talks about her treatments, writing a book, getting married, and starting a foundation - Living Hope Cancer Foundation. The motto of the foundation is to get up and...

Duration:00:48:03

Jennifer Kehm | Never Miss an Appointment

9/1/2020
Jennifer Kehm, co-founder of the Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation (YWBCAF) and the Development Director at Cancer Caring Center in Pittsburgh, PA, joined me on the podcast today to share her story behind the pink ribbon. We talked about her diagnosis and treatments, as well as complications during reconstruction. We also talked about the need for awareness and education of breast cancer in young women (and men), lifelong monitoring, and social/emotional support. For complete...

Duration:00:43:08

Lori Marini | All the Feels

8/25/2020
My guest on this episode is Lori Marini. She is a coach and the podcast host of Conversations with Courageous Cancer Warriors. Lori was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma and DCIS in June 2017 at the age of 41. Lori was working in the field of oncology as a tumor expert and with those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer when she was diagnosed herself. She talked about the unexpected emotional toll it took on her. She also talked about the importance of finding gratitude and...

Duration:00:38:22

Heather Keller | Chemo Barbie

8/18/2020
Heather Keller joined me on this week's episode. She created an award-winning solo show, Chemo Barbie, about her breast cancer journey. She has traveled internationally to perform her show. Heather was diagnosed with stage 1, triple positive invasive ductal carcinoma at the end of 2015. She shares her journey from finding her lump, her diagnosis, treatments, and her recovery. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink Ribbon are...

Duration:00:45:52

Tandy Pryor| Our Superpower

8/11/2020
My guest on this episode is Tandy Pryor. She was diagnosed with stage 1 lobular breast cancer in July 2019 at the age of 57. She talked about her gut feeling that something was wrong, diagnostic testing, and her course of treatments. Tandy stressed the importance of listening to our guts and maintain power over our own bodies and lives. For complete show notes, please visit www.behindthepinkribbon.com. New episodes of Behind the Pink Ribbon are release every Tuesday and Thursday at noon...

Duration:00:36:18

Tara Cohen | Lauren's Hope Medical ID Bracelets

8/4/2020
My guest on this episode is Tara Cohen, the Director of Marketing at Lauren's Hope. She was diagnosed with a BRCA2 mutation through 23 and Me. After repeated diagnostic testing that left her in a constant state of fear and anxiety, she opted for a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy that resulted in complications. Tara also talked about the importance of medical ID bracelets specifically for those with breast cancer who have or may be at risk for developing lymphedema. For complete show...

Duration:00:48:49

Emily Rich | Fertility Preservation

7/28/2020
Emily Rich joined me on today's episode to share her story behind the pink ribbon. In March 2019, at the age of 32, she was diagnosed with stage 1 encapsulated papillary carcinoma, a very rare form of breast cancer. Emily and her fiance had just moved cross country and were planning their wedding when diagnosed. Emily very openly and candidly shares her experience with in-vitro fertilization and the work that still needs to be done to protect cancer patients seeking fertility...

Duration:00:44:40

Dr. Catalina Lawsin | Cancer and Dating

7/21/2020
Dr. Catalina Lawsin, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, joined me on the podcast again to talk about cancer and dating. Dating and relationships are complicated in general but seem to be more so for those personally impacted by cancer. We talked about the pressure that cancer patients/survivors feel to disclose their medical information with potential dating partners, almost like a disclaimer. Dr. Lawsin provides insight on how to approach dating and relationships through the cancer...

Duration:00:53:24

Jennifer MacKenzie | Never the Same

7/14/2020
Jennifer MacKenzie, a 3-year breast cancer survivor, joined me on the podcast today to share her story behind the pink ribbon. Jennifer was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma at the age of 35. she talked about her diagnosis, treatments, and struggling with coming to terms that her life would not return to what it was before cancer. Jennifer also talked about the lack of support for parents who become the primary caregivers for young adult cancer patients/survivors. For...

Duration:00:30:26