Mallory's Monster podcasts will be produced/published weekly, beginning May 20th, 2022 and downloadable every Thursday at 6:00 PM (CDT). The podcasts will include scheduled medical researchers, oncologists and breastcancer health educators specifically with information for black women. The following are scheduled podcastprograms and are subject to change.
Program Podcast 101
What Happens when a black woman get breast cancer?
Once your doctor has diagnosed your breast cancer, they will work to establish the extent (stage) of your cancer.
Program Podcast 102
Why Black Women are More likely to die from breast cancer. African American women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate – the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group.
Program Podcast 103
Black women and lifestyle products. The $84 billion cosmetics industry has to ensure that cosmetic products, particularly those targeting these vulnerable communities, are made with safe ingredients.
Program Podcast 104
What Black Women Need To Know About Their Breast Cancer Risk. According to the American Cancer Society, Black women have the highest breast cancer mortality rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group.
Program Podcast 105
Black women have a higher risk of inflammatory breast cancer than do white women, researched by The Mayo Clinic. Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare type of breast cancer that develops rapidly, making the affected breast red, swollen and tender.
Program Podcast 106
The reality is that healthcare providers and researchers do not have a definitive answer as to why breast cancer disproportionately affects Black women, but gaps in the U.S. healthcare system, like lack of health insurance and bias in health care is elusive for Black women.
Program Podcast 107
Hereditary cancer and genetic counseling
Normally, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes protect from getting certain cancers. But some mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes prevent them from working properly. Some women are more likely to get breast, ovarian, and other cancers.
Program Podcast 108
Stress and Anxiety Using Meditation/Mindfulness to Combat Breast Cancer. Psychological issues are the most common co-morbidity of women with breast cancer after receiving treatment. The program explains how calming the mind with meditation/mindfulness helps.
Program Podcast 109
Drug Therapy and Breast Cancer
Targeted drugs work to destroy cancer cells or slow down their growth. They have side effects different from chemotherapy and can be given in the vein (IV), as an injection under the skin, or as a pill.
Program Podcast 110
How to pay for treatments? Researchers wonder if Black women face different or worse financial problems after being diagnosed with breast cancer and if these problems may contribute to the difference mortality outcomes.
Program Podcast 111
Black Women Breast Cancer Survivors
The stories of black women who have survived breast cancer. How loved ones helped them through what seemed an endless journey of situations. The women talk about faith, spiritual growth and never giving up.
Program Podcast 112
The Future for Black Women
with Breast Cancer
This episode explores how healthcare providers and cancer non-profit advocates are setting aside resources for black women to battle breast cancer.