Behind the Pink Ribbon

Behind the Pink Ribbon

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. Looking for more episodes? Visit www.BehindthePinkRibbon.com to get access to older episodes! Hosted by Melissa Adams. Produced by American Creative Consulting. Mixed and mastered at Riverview Podcasting Studios. ©2019 American Creative Consulting, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Episodes

March 9, 2021 40 min
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.
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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.
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January 26, 2021 45 min
Monica Castillo joined me on this week's episode. 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...
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January 19, 2021 42 min
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 wi...
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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...
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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.
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