63 episodes

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.

Dear Cancer, I'm Beautiful Melissa Berry

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

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.

    Everything You Need To Know About Bone Health & Breast Cancer! With Dr. Michele McDermott, Medical Director of Bone Health for Amgen

    Everything You Need To Know About Bone Health & Breast Cancer! With Dr. Michele McDermott, Medical Director of Bone Health for Amgen

    Host Melissa Berry had the unique opportunity to speak with Dr. Michele McDermott, Medical Director of Bone Health for Amgen. Dr. McDermott founded the Menopause and Osteoporosis Center in Austin, Texas which she directed until she joined Amgen in 2018.  This episode is packed with tons of information about bone health as it relates to breast cancer. How often should you get a DXA scan? What happens if you don't monitor your bone density during treatment? What are the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis? Tune in to find out her answers to these questions and many more!

    • 41 min
    My Dad Was My Hero During My Breast Cancer Treatment. This Is Our Story With Steve Berry, Melissa’s Dad

    My Dad Was My Hero During My Breast Cancer Treatment. This Is Our Story With Steve Berry, Melissa’s Dad

    Host Melissa Berry has a very candid conversation with her Dad, Steve Berry about her breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and everything in between. Tune in to hear this heartfelt conversation filled with laughter and tears about how Steve supported and dealt with his daughters' triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis. He openly shares his thoughts and fears upon Melissa's diagnosis as well as some advice about how to support your loved one who is faced with cancer treatment. This episode is excellent for patients but also for caregivers, as Steve was not only there to support Melissa through her experience but also for her Mom Barbara who was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer several years prior.

    • 28 min
    How to Care For Your Teeth During and After Breast Cancer Treatment with Dr. Bridget, Cosmetic Dentist and Breast Cancer Thriver

    How to Care For Your Teeth During and After Breast Cancer Treatment with Dr. Bridget, Cosmetic Dentist and Breast Cancer Thriver

    Before you even think about hitting "play" on this episode, you've got to take a look at Dr. Bridget's Instagram account. It's the perfect blend of breast cancer advocacy and dentistry with a very serious dose of fashion. Host Melissa Berry has a fun yet information conversation with Dr. Bridget, covering everything from her breast cancer experience, her passion for fashion, and weighs in on the do's and don'ts when it comes to breast cancer treatment and dental hygiene, and the exciting new launch of her very own NYC based practice, Maison BE Dental. Tune in and grab a pen, lots of great advice about caring for your teeth throughout treatment!

    • 49 min
    A Mover And A Shaker Who's Advancing The Science for Black Breast Cancer with Ricki Fairley, CEO & Co-Founder of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance

    A Mover And A Shaker Who's Advancing The Science for Black Breast Cancer with Ricki Fairley, CEO & Co-Founder of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance

    Host Melissa Berry catches up with her very first triple negative BFF, Ricki Fairley! Ricki is the CEO & Co-Founder of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance and since their first interview Ricki has been making some serious strides towards eradicating Black breast cancer.  She launched When We Tri(al), a movement dedicated to empowering and educating Black women on the importance of clinical trial participation. The movement aims to change the devastating breast cancer mortality rates for Black women, who are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. Black women are drastically underrepresented in clinical trials; only 3% of clinical trial participants leading to FDA approval of cancer drugs between 2008 and 2018 were Black.  Tune in to learn more about this truly groundbreaking movement!

    • 33 min
    “Let’s Help Make DXA Scans Easily Accessible For Everyone”

    “Let’s Help Make DXA Scans Easily Accessible For Everyone”

    Claire Gill, Chief Executive Officer at the Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation, returns to the show to give us a refresher about bone health, but also brings us all up to speed on the current legislation surrounding the medical reimbursement rate for the DXA scan. From bone health tips to prevent fracture to ways that you can help get this bill passed,  Claire shares everything that you need to know about bone health AND how to advocate for it! 
     
    PLUS - Enter To Win A Cancer Fashionista VIP Gift Bag filled with all of my favorite things! Simply complete this survey  and a winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday, August 31 2022. Winner to be notified via email on September 1, 2022. 
     
    If the prize is not redeemed within 5 business days, another contestant will be selected. 
    Thanks so much for completing this survey and good luck! It’s so helpful for me to know what will help you with YOUR bone health, so this is totally a win-win!

    • 36 min
    Breast Reconstruction The Second Time Around With Kimberly Irvine, 2x Breast Cancer Survivor, CEO of KGI Health and Author of STRONG [ER+]

    Breast Reconstruction The Second Time Around With Kimberly Irvine, 2x Breast Cancer Survivor, CEO of KGI Health and Author of STRONG [ER+]

    Host Melissa Berry sits down with Kimberly Irvine, 2x Breast Cancer Survivor, CEO of KGI Health and Author of STRONG [ER+] to talk about breast cancer, divorce, dating, parenting and everything in between. Most recently, Kimberly made the decision to reconstruct her breasts once again after going flat for many years. Tune in to hear her insights about her physical and emotional challenges and how she overcame them…many times over.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Rori Zura ,

The sister I never wanted…

Melissa is the sister I never wanted, but am SO unbelievably happy to have. Being a part of this cancer “sisterhood” is tough, but when you have someone like Melissa in your life it certainly makes this j0uRneY a h3ll of a lot better! Being able to talk about something I’m very passionate about with her was so much fun. It was both a very fun and educating experience. She’s so professional when it comes to her podcasts, but when its to our time to speak, it’s like we’re just meeting for coffee/cocktails and just shooting the breeze!

Riznobyn ,

Fun informative podcast

I am a breast cancer specialist and podcast host myself, and I really LOVE this podcast. I just listened to the episode with Dr. Bridget and Melissa, and they cover lots of important information and approachable way. Great job ladies.💕

rowyoirboat ,

Informative and friendly

I love her variety of guests and learn a lot about bone health.

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