Dear Cancer, I’m Beautiful is the first podcast of its kind to bridge the gap between life-saving cancer treatment and fashion, beauty and wellness advice.
Host Melissa Berry is a veteran fashion and beauty publicist, eight-year Triple Negative Breast Cancer thriver and founder of CancerFashionista.com. She’s on a mission to help you reclaim your inner and outer beauty, and welcomes you to listen in as she chats with nipple tattoo artists, post-mastectomy lingerie designers, clean beauty gurus and everyone in between, because cancer isn’t beautiful…..but YOU are.
"Breast Density Matters: Understanding Your Unique Risk,” with Leslie Yerger, Founder and CEO of My Density Matters
Meet my new friend Leslie Yerger! Leslie is the Founder and CEO of My Density Matters, which empowers people to find out their breast density, learn their screening options, and insist on essential additional screening. Today happens to be the annual, “Find Out My Breast Density Day,” so what a perfect time to learn what breast density is, and the importance of knowing your breast density - whether you’ve had breast cancer or not. We’re also going to hear Leslie’s incredible story, her “why” behind her mission as well as tools and resources to support all of you in knowing your own breast density.
"Loving Yourself After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis,” with Katrina M. Johnson, US Director of Advocacy & Professional Relations for Pfizer Oncology, Three-Time Breast and Two-Time Melanoma Cancer Survivor
Meet one of my dearest friends, Katrina M. Johnson! Katrina is the US Director of Advocacy & Professional Relations for Pfizer Oncology as well as a three-time breast and two-time melanoma cancer survivor. Katrina and I met through our advocacy work but I feel like I’ve known Katrina FOREVER and I’m sure you will too! Katrina is also a triple negative breast cancer survivor and the Mom of 2 amazing young adults. We talk about everything. Recently we've had some very real and emotional conversations about relationships. Dating. Divorce. Working out. Eating healthy. We realized that all of these things all boil down to one thing - loving and caring for yourself. Today we’re going to talk about REALLY loving yourself after a breast cancer diagnosis. What better day to talk about loving ourselves than on Valentine’s Day?!
Step Therapy: The Unspoken Challenge in Healthcare with Tiffany Clifton-Reed, Breast Cancer Advocate and Authorization Coordinator
Introducing my wonderful friend and fellow TNBC sister, Tiffany Clifton-Reed! Tiffany is not only a courageous breast cancer thriver and advocate, but also brings extensive experience as an authorization coordinator. I invited Tiffany to be a guest on this episode of "Your Voice. Your Health." to discuss step therapy through the lense of her invaluable perspective. With her dual background as a breast cancer survivor and a professional in the prior authorization field, Tiffany shares her insights and offers practical tips on navigating step therapy challenges. Thank you to Amgen and Merck for making this episode possible!
Turning Lemons Into Self Breast Exam Knowledge With Irene Benson, Chief Development Officer of the Know Your Lemons Foundation
You won’t want to miss this episode! Meet my new friend Irene Benson, the Chief Development Officer of the, “Know Your Lemons Foundation.” Irene is obsessed with saving lives from breast cancer through creative education that leads to early detection. She’s got an award-winning app, is responsible for self-breast exam educational campaign materials in 34 languages, and is the lead on a global educator program with over 800 educators teaching breast health in over 60 countries. Tune in to learn her “why” behind her mission, how her app works and how you and your loved ones can master and understand the importance of the self-breast exam…and how easy and critical it is to work into your self-care routine!
Navigating Brow and Lash Loss After Chemotherapy with Celeb Makeup Artist & Cancer Thriver Ramy Gafni
Introducing my dear friend Ramy! He’s a celebrity makeup artist, Founder of Ramy Cosmetics, cancer survivor and eyebrow MASTER! Ramy has worked with major celebs including Taylor Swift and Rihanna. He opened his New York City salon in 2004, and has since launched his own brand of cosmetics. His gift for eyebrow shaping has been featured in the pages of top magazines, including Vogue, Allure, InStyle, Lucky, and People, as well as major TV shows including the Today Show and Rachael Ray. If you’re freaking out about losing your lashes and brows, you’ve come to the right place! Tune in to hear his incredible story as well as some amazing tips, tricks and product suggestions to help with your lash and brow loss.
The Golden Nuggets from SABCS! With Dr. Monique Gary, Medical Director of the Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network Cancer Program
Dr. Monique Gary aka “Dr. Mo” is a breast surgeon, educator, entrepreneur, media personality, farmer, and philanthropist. Dr. Mo currently serves as the Medical Director of the Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network cancer program, where she also serves as director of the breast program. Tune in for this important conversation to learn about her career path, as well as the “golden nuggets” and most important takeaways from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, otherwise known as SABCS.
There are people who talk about touching lives and and there are people that actually do it. I’ve listened to several episodes and find the positive vibes to be contagious. Thanks for making a difference in people’s lives.
I love this podcast! One of my favorites. There are always such valuable lessons to be learned for anyone, whether impacted by cancer or not, from each episode.
Supportive and informative
Melissa turned her passion for beauty and fashion into a way to help other women feel beautiful and confident even in their darkest of days. Incredible guests sharing their knowledge and expertise. Such an uplifting and inspiring podcast.