The Breast Cancer Action Podcast

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We’ll bring you the same one-of-a-kind content and analysis – now in a podcast. Together we’ll talk to scientists, thought leaders, activists, and women living with breast cancer. We’ll peel away the pink washing and expose the truth about the breast cancer industry; we’ll also give you tools you can use to make a difference.

The Breast Cancer Action Podcast is for everyone who wants fearless, frank, and fact-based information about breast cancer. Because we’re going to do something besides worry.

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoUncovering LGBTQ Breast Cancer Realities

Individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer have stories of navigating breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment that aren’t represented in the heteronormative pink ribbon narrative. In this episode, host BCAction Program Manager Jayla... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoAddressing Disparities: Screening vs. Systemic Change

Most of us are familiar with the serious health inequities that exist among different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups when it comes to illness. Breast cancer is no exception. Join BCAction Program Manager Jayla’s conversation with four podcast guests: Marissa Thomas,... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoThe Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Breast Cancer

In this episode, Breast Cancer Action’s Environmental Health Consultant Heather Sarantis interviews Dr. Barbara Cohn, the lead research principal investigator of the study "Linking Neighborhood and Individual Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to Breast Cancer." This study is... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoThe Fossil Fuel to Breast Cancer Pipeline

Health risks from fossil fuels touch almost every aspect of our lives. In addition to vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions, a wide range of everyday products are made from fossil fuel-based chemicals, including cosmetic products, pesticides, and plastics. In this episode, The... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoWhat the National Cancer Institute Leaves Out About Environmental Exposures

In recent decades researchers have identified more than 200 chemical exposures that may increase the risk for breast cancer. Despite these scientific advances, the country’s primary cancer agency, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), downplays these connections. This... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoStress, Racism, and the Breast Cancer Connection

Having breast cancer is stressful​ but nearly everyone who’s been diagnosed is told to avoid stress. ​What's the connection between emotional strain and cancer? In her role as an associate professor at Temple University, our guest, Dr. Lauren Ellman, studies prenatal and... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoThe Medical Industrial Complex Meets the FDA

What happens when the Medical Industrial Complex meets the FDA? How much influence do pharmaceutical and medical device companies really have ​on the drugs and devices we put in our bodies? In this episode, Karuna talks with award-winning independent medical investigative... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoLessons from HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on the structural problems of our profit-driven healthcare system—but these failings aren't new, as Karuna and global health activist Gregg Gonsalves discuss in the latest episode of our podcast. Dr. Gonsalves, an AIDS activist turned... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoThe Risks of Sidelining Science – From the Coronavirus to Breast Cancer

From COVID-19 to breast cancer, what happens when science gets politicized? Join the conversation with Karuna Jaggar and Michael Halpern of the Union of Concerned Scientists as they explore the intersection of politics and science. You’ll learn about a proposed rule that would... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoBreast Implants: What You Need to Know

Learn about the risks of breast implants, a common medical device implanted in hundreds of thousands of people each year. People choose implants for breast augmentation, gender transition, and reconstruction after mastectomy, and as many as 100,000 women a year get implants... Read more