PODCAST

Bustin' Out of Breast Cancer

Shannon Burrows

The podcast where we straight talk about surviving and thriving breast cancer through support, healthy living, and fitness. Educating, empowering, and inspiring other breast cancer survivors to take back control of their life after a diagnosis to become the best version of themselves. Taking you from not just Surviving, but Thriving!

EP 161-Straight Talk with Virginia Carnesale-Founder of STAGE Online Marketplace
Jun 8 2022
EP 161-Straight Talk with Virginia Carnesale-Founder of STAGE Online Marketplace
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes are released Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 161-Straight Talk with Virginia CarnesaleVirginia Carnesale, founder and CEO of Stage, is a breast cancer survivor, wellness enthusiast, and information activist who is on a mission to create a community and shopping destination around breast cancer. During Virginia’s journey battling Stage II  breast cancer, which included chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries, she was shocked to realize that the breast cancer conversation only happened every October.  Virginia’s cancer journey was a turning point that gave her a new purpose and opened her mind and heart to the possibility of using her extensive experience in areas of retail management, marketing, merchandising, and e-commerce to help other women navigate through their own cancer journey. She wanted to pay it forward to women who may lack access to information and support and made it her mission to provide knowledge, community, a sense of levity, headscarves – and everything in between. Post-treatment, Virginia brought Stage to life in February 2022 – to see the modern woman through this uniquely personal journey.   Important topics in this episode:● That she preserved her eggs prior to treatment● The organization that she gives back to for fertility preservation-The Chic Mission● How she went with an all-female team● Her tips to those newly diagnosed with breast cancerWays to reach Virginia and receive a 15% discount on your first purchase and sign up for the mailing list visit her on any of these platforms:STAGE LINKEDINVIRGINIA CARNESALE LINKEDINSTAGE INSTAGRAMSTAGE FACEBOOKHey, let's stay in touch:Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)If you would like to be a guest on my podcast, know someone who would be a great guest, or have a specific topic you'd like to hear, please email me at SMILE@shannonburrows.com.
EP 160-Straight Talk with Princess DianeVonBrainisfried
Jun 1 2022
EP 160-Straight Talk with Princess DianeVonBrainisfried
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes are released Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 159-Straight Talk with Princess DianeBrainisfriedPrincess DianeBrainisfried is a royal ambassador of positivity, speaker, author, and a badass Breast Cancer Thriver!Diane talks to us about her diagnosis and how to change the dialogue we speak. For example, I HAVE breast cancer rather than I was diagnosed with breast cancer. She reminds us not to let fear hold us back from getting our mammograms and shares so many incredible tips to living a royalty healthy & happy life and how to get Princess worthy happiness!  Important topics in this episode:● Powerful strategies to tame fears, worries, and circling thoughts● Tips for discovering your unique passions and purpose● Routines and sticking to ones that support you, not the ones that don't● Give yourself permission to be happy and so much moreWays to reach Dr. Edo McGee and learn about her cancer care packages and join her FREE 10-Day Challenge.WEBSITE:  www.princessdianevonb.comINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/dianevonbCLICK HERE for her book, Bonjour, Breast Cancer — I’m Still Smiling…Wit, Wisdom & Optimism for Beating the Breast Cancer BluesCLICK HERE  to grab her FREE REPORT~ "7 Insanely Simple Happiness Strategies!" plus receive periodic happiness lifestyle tips & updatesHey, let's stay in touch:Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)If you would like to be a guest on my podcast, know someone who would be a great guest, or have a specific topic you'd like to hear, please email me at SMILE@shannonburrows.com.
EP 159-Straight Talk with Dr. Edo McGee
May 4 2022
EP 159-Straight Talk with Dr. Edo McGee
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes are released Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 159-Straight Talk with Dr. Edo McGee-Pharmacist, Mindset Coach, Thriver, and Founder of S.E.W. WellnessDr. Edo McGee is a 5-year breast cancer Thriver and the CEO/Founder of S.E.W. Wellness. They serve breast cancer patients from the start of diagnosis and beyond through survivorship to support, and empower them to prioritize their mental health as a critical part of overall wellness during their recovery journey.  Dr. McGee talks about how she went from a high achieving pharmacist/educator to diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 at 33 with a 3 yr old. She followed her treatment from starting chemo to surgery but the whole time after hearing her diagnosis she had become depressed, anxious, and hopeless. While unpacking the mental aftermath of the diagnosis with a licensed therapist, she discovered that the missing link to her recovery was mental wellness. The transformation came when she discovered the role of a certified peer mental health specialist that used a wellness recovery framework. She realized how much it helped her so she became certified herself. Now she can help young high achievers, diagnosed with breast cancer, to identify their goals, hopes, and dreams with the help of a mindset breast cancer coach. There are several options to choose from at SEW Wellness including group coaching virtually by partnering with cancer institutions to serve as a wellness program for patients receiving treatment and beyond, cancer care packages for family members and friends looking to support a survivor during treatment; and FREE 10-day mental health wellness challenges. Important topics in this episode:● The importance of recognizing your mental health and well being after a breast cancer diagnosis, during and after● How early detection saved her● How she became depressed, anxious and felt helpless after her diagnosisWays to reach Dr. Edo McGee and learn about her cancer care packages and join her FREE 10-Day Challenge.WEBSITE:  www.sewmentalwellnesscoaching.comINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/asksewcancercoachTo join her FREE 10-Day Challenge waitlist that will start in the summer CLICK HERE Hey, let's stay in touch:Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)If you would like to be a guest on my podcast, know someone who would be a great guest, or have a specific topic you'd like to hear, please email me at SMILE@shannonburrows.com.
EP 158-Straight Talk with Dr. Cynthia Ambres-Chief Medical Officer at Kate Farms
Apr 27 2022
EP 158-Straight Talk with Dr. Cynthia Ambres-Chief Medical Officer at Kate Farms
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes are released Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 158-Straight Talk with Dr. Cynthia Ambres-Executive Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Kate FarmsDr. Cynthia Ambres is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Kate Farms, a company that focuses on Plant-Based Formulas and nutrition so people can live their best lives and be all they are capable of.With more than 30 years as both a practicing physician and a healthcare executive, Dr. Ambres joined Kate Farms to lead their clinical strategy and research initiatives and oversee their team of clinical nutrition managers. She’s an entrepreneurial dynamo who has run a successful consulting company specializing in provider and payer transformation, has twice served as the Chief Medical Officer, once at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Northeastern and Western New York, the second at Kaleida Health. She was in the Global Center of Excellence at KPMG’s Global Healthcare group. She got her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, earned a Masters degree in Health Policy and Management at New York University, and did her post-doctoral surgical internship and fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Important topics in this episode:● The importance of nutrition before, during, and after breast cancer treatment● The benefits of plant-based nutrition for breast cancer patients and survivors● How lifestyle factors, also known as social determinants of health, play a significant role in cancer risk, health equity, and outcomesWays to reach Dr. Cynthia Ambres and learn about Kate Farms and the products they provide for a plant-based lifestyle.WEBSITE:  www.katefarms.comFACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/KateFarmsINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/katefarmsTo receive 20% off of your first purchase at Katefarms.com use code BUSTINOUT20Hey, let's stay in touch:Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)If you would like to be a guest on my podcast, know someone who would be a great guest, or have a specific topic you'd like to hear, please email me at SMILE@shannonburrows.com.
EP 157-Straight Talk with Jaimie Sherling-2x Thriver, Founder of YDY Sweets and Author
Apr 6 2022
EP 157-Straight Talk with Jaimie Sherling-2x Thriver, Founder of YDY Sweets and Author
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes released Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 157-Straight Talk with Jaimie Sherling-2x Thriver, Founder of YDY Sweets, and Author of "From Queens to QUEENS: How the Madison Drag Community Saved Her Life."Jaimie is a 2x Breast Cancer Thriver who chose to go flat after her first diagnosis and also launched YDY, Sweets! YDY, Sweets is an attitude. A lifestyle!The vision began with a breast cancer diagnosis. Founder Jaimie Sherling had a double mastectomy in June 2018. Frustrated with the lack of clothing to fit her new body shape, she reached out to her sister survivors and designed a line of clothing for herself and other thrivers who chose to go flat. YDY, Sweets Originals clothing line launched in September 2020. In September 2021, Jaimie's memoir From Queens to QUEENS: How the Madison Drag Community Saved My Life was published. Always remember, You Do You, Sweets. Important topics in this episode:● How she found out about her first breast cancer diagnosis● The rare mutation she found out she had● How she was inspired to launch YDY, Sweets● Her book, "From Queens to QUEENS: How the Madison Drag Community Saved Her Life."● The irony of where she worksWays to reach Jaimie to view her line, get her book, and connect:WEBSITE: BOOK: " From Queens to QUEENS: How the Madison Drag Community Saved Her Life."Hey, let's stay in touch:Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)If you would like to be a guest on my podcast, know someone who would be a great guest, or have a specific topic you'd like to hear, please email me at SMILE@shannonburrows.com.
EP 156: Straight Talk with TJ Hills-The Health Benefits of Estrogen Gene Testing
Mar 23 2022
EP 156: Straight Talk with TJ Hills-The Health Benefits of Estrogen Gene Testing
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes release Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 156-Straight Talk with TJ Hills-The Health Benefits of Estrogen Gene TestingA breast cancer patient in remission since 2009, Former Board Member of the Better Estrogen Foundation, Estrogen Gene Test Co, and Hormonal Cancer Foundation.T.J. Hills is the Author of Amazon Book Bestseller, "Sex, Drugs, Babies and Breast Cancer: Health Benefits of Estrogen Gene Testing. The book was adapted from her speeches to corporate events, medical conferences, and breast cancer and women's groups. She has also spoken on National TV, radio outlets, and podcasts. She has spent 30 plus years advising the largest Institutional Investors and Hedge Funds. Inquiries about her availability to speak at an event may be directed to info@betterestrogen.comImportant topics in this episode:● Her diagnosis in 2009 of the garden variety breast cancer● How she knew there was a problem (her symptoms)● How we can prevent cancer and many other health diagnoses with estrogen gene testing● All the research she has done and shared regarding the estrogen gene testing● How and why you should get the estrogen gene testingWays to reach TJ Hills and connect:My Bestselling Book: Sex, Drugs, Babies and Breast CancerYouTube Videos. T.J. Hills - YouTubeWebsite: www.betterestrogen.comHey, let's stay in touch:Be the first to get the latest podcast, blogs, news, and specials by signing up for my newsletter:● Email me: SMILE@shannonburrows.comWhere do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)
EP 153: Straight Talk with Dr. De Vida Gill-Life Coach and Creative Strategist
Jan 19 2022
EP 153: Straight Talk with Dr. De Vida Gill-Life Coach and Creative Strategist
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes release Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 153-Straight Talk with Dr. De Vida Gill; Life Coach & Creative StrategistDe Vida is a breast cancer survivor and life coach who has combined her professional career and personal journey empowering creatives and creative thinkers to unmask their potential and embrace their authenticity.De Vida was diagnosed in September 2020 during the middle of the pandemic and has had to fight her fight alone with a laundry list of problems and side effects, including being allergic to her treatments.Important topics in this episode:● Her diagnosis & treatment. What was best for her, conventional, alternative, neither, or both?● All the side effects she has experienced through her journey● How she has taken her journey to help others with theirs● How you can work with her as a Thriver, Life Coach, or Creative StrategistWays to reach Dr. De Vida Gill and connect:Instagram: MahoganyvidaunlimitedCoaching: Mahoganyvida.comHer Books: Diversechild.com   Hey, let's stay in touch:Be the first to get the latest podcast, blogs, news, and specials by signing up for my newsletter:● Head over to my website www.shannonburrows.com  Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)
EP 150- Straight Talk with Tracy Stewart
Dec 1 2021
EP 150- Straight Talk with Tracy Stewart
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes release Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 150-Straight Talk with Tracy Stewart, Thriver and Founder of Going Flat FashionsTracy aka #thebooblessthrifter. I love that!Tracy was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage 2B ER+ at the age of 36 and has undergone a double mastectomy and 5 years later had her breasts removed and has gone flat. She has taken her journey and experience and is now given back to other breast cancer survivors through her company, Going Flat Fashions.About Going FlatGoing Flat Fashions is a social enterprise that serves post-mastectomy women through fashion; empowers women to feel beautiful after mastectomy, and educates and advocates around the issue of flat closure (either full or unilateral) as a valid choice for reconstruction.I offer wardrobe consultation, personal shopping services, curated clothing, made-by-me art, branded merchandise, and fashionable & fun accessories to all. I am a breast cancer warrior and an artist, and this project is a way for me to give back to the community in a meaningful way.My mission is to support women after mastectomy and inspire style confidence in all women. Whether you're a survivor, previvor, or supporter, I know you'll find something you love at Going Flat!Important topics in this episode:● Her diagnosis● Why she had her implants removed 5 years after reconstruction● What Going Flat Fashions is and how it worksWays to reach Tracy Stewart and learn more about Going Flat Fashions:Website: www.goingflat.comInstagram: Going FlatFacebook: Going FlatYouTube: let's stay in touch:Be the first to get the latest podcast, blogs, news, and specials by signing up for my newsletter:● Head over to my website www.shannonburrows.com  Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)
EP 148: Morgan Hare, Co-Founder of The AiRS Foundation
Nov 17 2021
EP 148: Morgan Hare, Co-Founder of The AiRS Foundation
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes release Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 148-Morgan Hare, Co-Founder of The AiRS FoundationAiRS is Alliance for Reconstructive SurgeryMs. Hare is a Founding Board Member of AiRS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing women access to breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy due to breast cancer. AiRS advocate educates and supports breast cancer survivors by raising awareness, building confidence, and restoring dignity through funding and the support of our professional network across the country.The Foundation works in partnership with physicians in the United States, providing the resources necessary to make this surgery an option for women who would not otherwise have access to breast reconstruction. We partner with health care providers, health care centers, and other groups to promote this service and teach other professionals and educators to carry on this work while supporting advances in health care research.Important topics in this episode:● What The AiRS Foundation is● Who they help● Bridging the gap between the communication of reconstruction options● The book Restored on their website is accepting donations that will go towards The AiRS FoundationWays to reach The AiRS Foundation:Facebook: The AiRS FoundationInstagram: The AiRS FoundationWebsite: The AiRS FoundationHey, let's stay in touch:Be the first to get the latest podcast, blogs, news, and specials by signing up for my newsletter:● Head over to my website www.shannonburrows.com  Join our Breast Cancer Health & Wellness Private Facebook Group● Are you a survivor, thriver, or caregiver? Come join our PRIVATE Free Facebook Group Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)
EP 147-Dr. Jay Harness, MD, FACS-Chief Medical Officer of the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance
Nov 10 2021
EP 147-Dr. Jay Harness, MD, FACS-Chief Medical Officer of the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes release Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 147-Dr. Jay Harness, MD, FACS-Chief Medical Officer of the Maple Tree Cancer AllianceJay K. Harness, MD, FACS is the Chief Medical Officer of the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. Dr. Harness received both his MD degree and training in general surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He then remained on the faculty at the University of Michigan and developed one of the first United States academic multidisciplinary breast centers in 1985. Over the past 36 years he has started 3 additional multidisciplinary breast cancer programs across the Country. He is a Past-President of: The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), and Breast Surgery International (BSI). He has authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters and has been the lead editor of 3 textbooks. He is a co-founder and Medical Director of Breast Cancer Answers (www.breastcanceranswers.com) which is a Social Media video site for breast cancer patients, family members, and friends.Important topics in this episode:The importance of having a multidisciplinary teamTIME IS YOUR FRIEND Breast Cancer is a galaxy of diseasesLatest research and protocols including the vaccineImmortal CellsGO WITH THE FLOWLearn more at:Breast Cancer AnswersHey, let's stay in touch:Be the first to get the latest podcast, blogs, news, and specials by signing up for my newsletter:● Head over to my website www.shannonburrows.com  Join our Breast Cancer Health & Wellness Private Facebook Group● Are you a survivor, thriver, or caregiver? Come join our PRIVATE Free Facebook Group Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)
EP 146-Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Early Detection Saves Lives
Oct 27 2021
EP 146-Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Early Detection Saves Lives
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes release Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 146-Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Early Detection Saves LivesI'm just going to start off by saying, I don't care what insurance companies and other organizations have to say about 45 years old (sometimes 40 years old) being the age to start getting mammograms! It is NOT up to them to decide when to start taking precautions and screening for cancer or any other chronic disease.If you have been following my podcast, you have learned that I am a huge advocate for taking control of your life, including your health. If you are new, I encourage you to listen to previous episodes, and as always please reach out to me with questions or if you just want to chat.Important topics in this episode:● A reminder that early detection saves lives-GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM!● 19% of people do not screened because of cost or no insurance Click here for resources Get Screened-Cancer Screening Questions●27% of people do not get screened because of fear Get Screened-Cancer Screening Questions● 54% of people do not get screened because they have no symptoms Get Screened-Cancer Screening QuestionsHey, let's stay in touch:Be the first to get the latest podcast, blogs, news, and specials by signing up for my newsletter:● Head over to my website www.shannonburrows.com  Join our Breast Cancer Health & Wellness Private Facebook Group● Are you a survivor, thriver, or caregiver? Come join our PRIVATE Free Facebook Group Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)
EP 145-Straight Talk With Christy Johnson
Oct 13 2021
EP 145-Straight Talk With Christy Johnson
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes release Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 145-Straight Talk With Christy JohnsonYes, she is a Breast Cancer Coach like me but although we cover similar things, we also cover different things. When you are a health coach there are always similarities because there are always the same basic topics when it comes to optimal health but there are also different skillsets and knowledge each coach brings to their clients, which is why I always encourage you to find the coach that is a perfect fit for you.I love to work with other coaches. Not just to meet others but to collaborate and refer to because let's be honest, as much as we want to help everyone, there is only one of us.Important topics in this episode:● Diagnosed at the age of 39 in 2017 after going in for a breast reduction● Her original diagnosis to what pathology confirmed● What she did prior to being diagnosed with breast cancer and how that helps her now● About Christy's Cancer ProgramWays to reach Coach Christy:Facebook Group-Breast Cancer EmpowermentInstagram: coachchristy_wellnessreclaimedWebsite: www.wellnessreclaimedhealthcoaching.comHey, let's stay in touch:Be the first to get the latest podcast, blogs, news, and specials by signing up for my newsletter:● Head over to my website www.shannonburrows.com  Join our Breast Cancer Health & Wellness Private Facebook Group● Are you a survivor, thriver, or caregiver? Come join our PRIVATE Free Facebook Group Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)