284 episodes

Real Pink, a podcast by Susan G. Komen, is taking real conversations about breast cancer from the doctor's office to your living room. Hosted by Adam Walker, episodes feature candid conversations with survivors, researchers, physicians, and more. Find answers to your toughest questions and clear, actionable steps to live a better life, longer. At Real Pink, compassionate storytelling meets real inspiration and real support.

Real Pink Susan G. Komen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

Real Pink, a podcast by Susan G. Komen, is taking real conversations about breast cancer from the doctor's office to your living room. Hosted by Adam Walker, episodes feature candid conversations with survivors, researchers, physicians, and more. Find answers to your toughest questions and clear, actionable steps to live a better life, longer. At Real Pink, compassionate storytelling meets real inspiration and real support.

    Episode 283: A Gateway to Empowerment: What to Know About Molecular Imaging

    Episode 283: A Gateway to Empowerment: What to Know About Molecular Imaging

    Molecular imaging tests can offer comprehensive views of breast cancers, especially for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, and can help paint a clearer picture of the extent and characteristics of the cancer. This can then give doctors the ability to help guide treatment and evaluate response to treatment. Joining us on today’s show is Dr. David Mankoff, Vice Chair of Research, Radiology and the Matthew J. Wilson Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Director of Education and Training at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Mankoff is going to help us understand the complexities of breast cancer tumors, what these molecular imaging tests are looking for and who should be getting them.

    • 24 min
    Episode 282: 2024 Susan G Komen Advocacy Summit

    Episode 282: 2024 Susan G Komen Advocacy Summit

    This week, nearly 300 Susan G. Komen Center for Public Policy Advocates from across the country are coming together to call on federal lawmakers to help us bring an end to breast cancer. Joining me today are two of those advocates who will be in DC to talk about their experience as public policy advocates and share how you too can join in on using your voice and echoing our message on Capitol Hill.

    • 13 min
    Episode 281: Real Talk: Breast Cancer, It's A Family Affair

    Episode 281: Real Talk: Breast Cancer, It's A Family Affair

    This is Real Talk, a podcast conversation where we’re digging deep into breast cancer and the realities patients and survivors face every day. We’re talking openly and honestly about just how difficult breast cancer can be, from being diagnosed to selecting the right treatment plan, to living day to day with metastatic breast cancer, and life after treatment
    ends.


    In today’s episode, we’re learning how a BRCA2 gene mutation has affected a family–both directly and indirectly. It is my pleasure to welcome Nikki, her mom, Anita, and her sister, Kim, to the conversation. Nikki is a three-time cancer survivor, and the only one in your family who has had cancer. Nikki was diagnosed the first time with uterine cancer at the age of 31, and six years later, diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent genetic testing. That’s when she learned she had inherited a BRCA2 genetic mutation, increasing the risk of cancers.

    • 30 min
    Episode 280: Things I Wish I Knew As A Young Survivor

    Episode 280: Things I Wish I Knew As A Young Survivor

    The risk of getting breast cancer increases as you get older, but breast cancer can happen at any age. Today’s guest is Abby. Abby was diagnosed with Stage 3 luminal B invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer at the young age of 31 with no prior family history. She is mom of a 2-year-old, a DIYer and spends time trying to live a more simple, happy life.

    • 29 min
    Episode 279: RERUN: Real Talk: Diagnosed During Pregnancy

    Episode 279: RERUN: Real Talk: Diagnosed During Pregnancy

    This is Real Talk, a new podcast series where we’re going to break down the stigmas and feelings of embarrassment and talk openly and honestly about just how difficult breast cancer can be – from diagnosis, to treatment, to living with metastatic breast cancer, to life after treatment ends.  A breast cancer diagnosis can be life altering for women and men at any age.


    But imagine learning you have breast cancer while you’re pregnant. Today’s guests were both diagnosed with breast cancer during their pregnancy. They’re going to share about the range of emotions they experienced, their fears, their worries for their health and their babies’ health as they went through treatment, and how they are doing today.

    • 30 min
    Episode 278: Weathering the Emotional Storm of Breast Cancer

    Episode 278: Weathering the Emotional Storm of Breast Cancer

    It is common for people diagnosed with breast cancer to experience depression, anxiety, fear, and mental and emotional distress. Today’s guest was undergoing twice yearly screenings for breast cancer because her mother and aunt had previously been diagnosed. She was scheduled to leave 5 days later for a vacation, but then, Alecia Robinson was called back for additional screenings and diagnosed with stage 1A invasive ductal carcinoma ER, PR-positive, HER2-positive breast cancer. She is here today to share the mental anguish that can come with a breast cancer diagnosis, particularly in some of the unknown and “waiting” moments, and how she has been best been able to cope and move forward.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

jerrijohnson ,

18 year survivor and thriver

This podcast has outstanding content and interviewees. It covers so many aspects of the breast cancer experience. I am an 18 year survivor living with metastatic breast cancer. I am alive today thanks to Komen research. This has been a great source of information and community.

Omega-w ,

Real and practical

SGK is opening the door to having candid conversations about topics that matter to us (survivors). Real Pink has real people sharing real and practical information. Thank you for making a difference and the real support.

le ta ,

Great podcast!

Kudos to Susan G. Komen for sharing real stories, highlighting survivors and empowering individuals affected by breast cancer.

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