Bad Right Breast

Bad Right Breast

Bad Right Breast is the podcast that will talk through the dirty truths about personal experiences of people living with the horrible disease that is cancer. Not just that of people diagnosed with breast cancer, but other cancers. And not just people diagnosed with cancers, but their caregivers, their family members, even their children. Please join us as we talk through issues that you don’t necessarily hear on the news or in the doctor’s office, but are things that anyone who has dealt with cancer lives through each and every day – and by that, I mean, every single person you know and don’t know. Because cancer, well it knows no prejudice and affects everyone. Please join us for Bad Right Breast.

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May 4, 2021 47 min

Of the 15 women interviewed for the THEIR STORIES series, 9 of them had chemotherapy.  As with all types of diseases, and their treatments, what works and doesn’t work for you during chemotherapy will NOT be exactly the same for others. 

Music by Becca Ayers
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    You know those moments, when you think it can’t get any worse, but then it does?? Well, that’s Shana’s story.? It’s a story that is a huge reminder that NONE of our cancer journeys, like our cancer, are the same.? And if you didn’t believe it before, Shana will definitely make you a believer now.? But who would have thought that having breast cancer would be the LEAST of your worries…

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    April 20, 2021 18 min

    We all need that one thing that does a bit of a reboot to our soul.  For some, it’s work.  For others, it’s a hobby, or their religion.  Whatever it is, know that it’s good to try to find it sooner than later.  Because when that moment hits you – and it will – you’ll need that zen to be there to help get you through. 

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    We start where we left off last week, Heather and her wicked sense of humor.  We all go there, some for longer than others.  Be ready for some more dirty truths about treatment and recovery from HER2+ breast cancer. 

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    Heather is a straight forward, hard core working mom of three kids, the youngest as 14 months at the time of her diagnosis.  Trigger Warning:  Heather has a dark sense of humor.  Heather speaks with a rawness that you may need to be in a safe place, if you will, when you listen.  Oh, and you most definitely will laugh your ass off too. 

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    There is something about knowing that your cancer is going to affect others.  AFTER you and your loved ones get through all of the diagnosis & treatment, which alone affects just simply how you have to live and survive day to day – as those days, months, sometimes years are not NORMAL.  After all of THAT, you’re all on the other side.  And are all affected, as cancer affects everyone.

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    Whenever you go through a drastic event in your life, you are changed.  Whether it’s something good or bad – when you get to the other side you’re changed somehow.  It affected you.  Cancer no doubt changes you.  It affects not only your daily outlook on life, but it changes how you react to things, how you care for things, how you plan for things.  Here from our fearless ladies answer how cancer affected them as a woman, a mother,...

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    March 16, 2021 24 min

    Talking about cancer isn’t easy.  But it’s definitely one of those things, at least it is for me, that the more you talk about it, the easier it is.  And the more people you talk about it with, the more you learn.  So I’m so incredibly grateful to the infamous 15 – who so willingly talked about their cancer with me. 

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    March 9, 2021 40 min

    A mom, and now grandma, who did regular self-exams, and found her cancer by feeling something that was just not quite right.  And took control of her situation like taking the bull by the horns.  Had multiple ups and downs, as we all do, but as Sheila tells it, it’s how you handle those ups and downs that truly tells who you are.         

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    March 2, 2021 35 min

    Before Allyson found her cancer, she was actually getting regular mammograms for four years.  However her cancer was found because she felt a pain in her breast, right where her underwire bra fit, and knew that it wasn’t right.  Her doctor swore it was nothing, most likely due to the fact that she was getting those regular mammograms.  But she was diagnosed with DCIS.   She was that RARE form of DCIS.  While DCIS is now found far m...

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    Part 2 of 2:  Nine of the 15 women interviewed in the THEIR STORIES series had a mastectomy of some sort.   As you can imagine the details are pretty extensive.  So here’s part 2 of 2.  Their story of how they came to the decision of mastectomy, single or double, then their procedures, reconstruction and recovery. 

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    Part 1 of 2:  Nine of the 15 women interviewed in the THEIR STORIES series had a mastectomy of some sort.   As you can imagine the details are pretty extensive.  So here’s part 1 of 2.  Their story of how they came to the decision of mastectomy, single or double, then their procedures, reconstruction and recovery.  

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    February 9, 2021 20 min

    Being a caregiver, takes its toll on your life.  The person receiving the diagnosis, their life of course turns upside down, but the part that sucks even more is knowing that it will turn the caregiver’s life a fast 180 as well.  The thing to remember most, that, just like cancer, you are not alone.  Sadly you are not the first to be a caregiver to someone with cancer.  You’re not the only one going through it now, and even more un...

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    February 2, 2021 26 min

    Even though the surgery, hospital stay and recovery for a mastectomy with prosthesis is shorter than if you use your own tissue, aka the FLAP surgery, there are multiple procedures following to complete your reconstruction.  But with most good things in life, sometimes it’s definitely worth the wait. 

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  • Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, the Fifth Edition
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    January 26, 2021 28 min

    When a woman is told she needs to have a mastectomy, there’s a world wind of thoughts, questions, worries, and more that come forth.  Besides the why a mastectomy at all and the medicine and science that come with that or the decision of choosing a single vs a double and what comes with that … there’s also the question of ‘what will it look like afterwards?’  ‘what will I look like afterwards?’  Beyond the medical reasons, the actu...

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    January 19, 2021 58 min

    Meet Pam.  Pam and I are friends.  Pam and I have been friends since 2013.  EXCEPT, when we realized as we prepared to talk over zoom, that we have no mutual friends.  We have no similar places or organizations in our past, have no common friends in places we’ve lived.  Freaky right?  Well it would be, if we just did like each other so much.   

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    Growing up with a mom that is an identical twin, well, it’s never dull.  Even though they have lived apart by thousands of miles, my entire life, there are still times, even now in their 70’s, in which they still do their ‘twin’ thing.  And know that I’ve started documenting these moments as they occur with my own identical twins.  Can you say genetic?  Well, not our cancer.  Listen to my Aunt Kathleen, share her story.

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    With any life altering event, there’s always a before and an after.  And the ‘after’ becomes just normal life.  But when that life altering event is a tragedy of sorts, the ‘after’ becomes your ‘new normal.’ No one CHOOSES cancer.  This is our new normal, because we didn’t choose it.  It happened to us.  But it’s in the after that we do choose how we let it affect us, and how we affect others.  

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    December 29, 2020 12 min

    As we close out 2020, I want to take time in this week’s episode to simply say thanks.  So many others lived through more hardships, tragedies and losses, this year than I think any other year.  And to add the effects of a pandemic on top of that?  Just like cancer, the pandemic affects everyone.  

    So goodbye to 2020.  And hello 2021.  We welcome you with open arms. 

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    All my life I thought that if I had cancer, it would be because of my mom’s side of the family.  But having to do the genetic research for testing, I realized that my dad’s side would be the culprit.  Just goes to show you, that you should take the time during this holiday season and sit down on ZOOM to discuss it with your family as much as you can.

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