Tina's inspirational journey through breast cancer, with episodes on diagnosis, chemo, radiation and life after cancer. A girlfriend's guide to breast cancer for those facing breast cancer or adversity. As a 5 year cancer survivor, Tina describes the challenges and beauty from a life altering diagnosis. DJBreastcancer is dedicated with love to the memory of Sandy Clausen, a beautiful pink sister, who never stopped fighting!


  • ALL THINGS BOOKS! Kim Harms & Tina Conrad

    29/09/2021 Duration: 40min

    All things books with Kim Harms & Tina Conrad!

  • Season 7 Episode 7 Stepping Stones with Lauren

    29/07/2021 Duration: 01h28s

    Lauren is a breast cancer thriver, a returning guest (LOVE HER) and studied holistic healing.  Leaving a life of accounting, she became an entrepreneur focused on helping others during and after breast cancer journeys.  Lauren describes "Radical Honesty" and owning our truths.  She describes how we are all our own best healers.  I also loved the phrase "what's coming is going".   Lauren has amazing resources including a free ebook on nutrition.  Together, we discuss mental health and Lauren's challenges with food and her feelings on being overwhelmed and anxious.   You can find Lauren at @iambreastcancerthriver on IGPodcast:  Breast Cancer Thriver

  • Season 7 Episode 6 Ginger, American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery

    21/07/2021 Duration: 42min

    Ginger is the Director of Corporate Relations for American Cancer Society, in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Ginger was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, working in the non-profit sector.  After the impact of non-profit organizations and Covid, Ginger found a position with ACS and is now a Reach to Recovery Volunteer.  This pairs survivors and newly diagnosed people together, almost as a mentorship, listening ear program.

  • Season 7 Episode 5 Michelle T, Toxic Positivity

    14/07/2021 Duration: 52min

    Michelle is a mom of 3 amazing girls and a health psychologist by trade.  Michelle conducted research for underserved cancer survivors.  In a twist of fate, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of '21, 15 years after her research.  This was following a move to a new city, covid diagnosis with pregnancy (when Covid was just emerging and no protocols on pregnant women with Covid.  With a newborn, Michelle noticed a lump while breast feeding.  MIchelle describes her newborn as her angel.Michelle describes leaning on others for help, giving yourself permission and the importance of connecting with a therapist.  Michelle also describes "toxic positivity" and how others only want to talk or share the positive stuff.  Michelle describes the importance of having a space for one's feelings.IG:

  • Season 7 Episode 4 Annette, I'm Just a Breastie

    07/07/2021 Duration: 48min

    Annette describes her family history with cancer, her mother is a 2 time breast cancer survivor, her father battled bladder cancer twice and maternal aunt and cousin also faced breast cancer.  Annette describes her cancer diagnosis and her deep fear of a recurrence, given her family's experience.  Annette describes how her mental health concerns started in her 20's after a separation from her first marriage resulting in insomnia, medication and therapy.  Annette describes how she faces anxiety and sleeplessness still to this day.  Annette speaks of the breastie community and how she identifies herself as a breastie.  netluna18

  • Season 7 Episode 3 Natalie, Lean In!

    30/06/2021 Duration: 46min

    Natalie is a wellness and lifestyle coach, mom of 3 beautiful children, a public speaker and a faith filled servant.  After hearing on multiple occasions not to use a loofah for washing, Natalie noticed a lump while washing with her hands.  Natalie was diagnosed with Stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma at the age of 38.  Natalie describes complications with Taxol, despite being a fit and active person with expectations she would rock her chemo.  Natalie describes the season after her treatments, anger, sadness, loss, hope, joy, anxiety and guilt.  Natalie started Tuman Breast Cancer Foundation in order to help other women through their journey.   Natalie is a podcast host of LifeWork, please check it out!   Natalie describes her relationship of mental health and the impact that Desire Taylor made on her life (link below), a therapist that specializes in cancer journeys.

  • Season 7 Episode 2 Nikki, Little Miracles

    23/06/2021 Duration: 53min

    Nikki was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago.  She discusses the impact of cancer on her husband and caretaker.  His fears of a recurrence and depression changed him.  Nikki describes how she perseveres,  she is an self-proclaimed eternal optimist, but she lost the love of her life and then faced Covid shutdowns, causing her plans with friends to be delayed.  Nikki is looking to turn her pain into purpose by helping others. Some books Nikki recommends are The Universe has your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein and Oprah's What I Know for Sure, links below.  just_bemore

  • Season 7 Episode 1 Ann, Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

    16/06/2021 Duration: 43min

    Ann was the first person to reach out when I announced I was taking guests for mental health.  Ann experienced a series of events in 2012 starting with her mother's death from endometrial cancer in 2012 and then diagnosed 4 months later with Stage 2, Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Before breast cancer, Ann experienced mild depression with anxiety, however was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.   Ann also describes manic episodes and the impact on her life.  Ann encourages others to take one day at a time and to not be afraid to ask for help. @luckygirlbyann_2

  • Season 6 Episode 22 Ashley KaAn's Designs "Get in the Picture"

    09/06/2021 Duration: 45min

  • Season 6 Episode 21 Kelly, Recurrence + Journey is in God's Hand

    02/06/2021 Duration: 46min

    Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer originally in 2012, with a double mastectomy.  Just recently, Kelly was diagnosed with a recurrence, this time Her2+.   Kelly describes the impact that breast cancer has had on her family (mom diagnosed in 1986, and sister diagnosed in 2020 with metastatic breast cancer). Kelly describes the faith journey and how Sister Mary, a nun from her aunt's funeral has been placed in her journey.  Kelly describes her favorite Bible Verse, Proverbs 16, "We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer."  Our lives are in God's hands.  Kelly also describes cold capping and the importance of listening to yourself and listening to your body.IG:  kelly_breast_cancer_journeyIG:  kellyogt

  • Season 6 Episode 20 Pastor John, God Shows Up in Incredible Ways!

    26/05/2021 Duration: 45min

    Pastor John Scott, is a devoted Cubs fan, an amazing father and husband and pastor to Crosspoint Lutheran Church.   Pastor John describes how God shows up in incredible ways and how faith is the foundation of hope to help in the difficult and dark days. Pastor John reminds us that the Word of God advises us that there are hard times.  It states that in this world, YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE, BUT TAKE HEART!  If anyone is wanting to know how to pray, 1) Give Thanks 2) Ask for something (yourself and others) and 3) Confess, open your heart

  • Season 6 Episode Trish Episode 19 Loose Threads

    19/05/2021 Duration: 48min

    Trish co-hosts Hip Hop Happy Hour, an amazing community of Breasties that find love, fun and energy in hip hop music.  Trish reached out to Tina regarding this theme of faith as she describes how she lost religion along the way of life.  Her son's battle with leukemia, followed by a diagnosis of breast cancer made her question why a God would allow cancer to happen (especially to children).  Trish feels a calling to return to faith, explore her spiritual side and find her true calling in this life after cancer chapter. Trish discusses finding your personal theme song, along with advice to new breasties to seek community and create a second Instagram account, to create balance and help you separate the two worlds. IG:  trish_newyorkcity IG:  hiphop_happyhour

  • Season 6 Episode 18 Gina Rise Resolute

    12/05/2021 Duration: 33min

  • Season 6 Episode 18, Kim Harms "How" do I do this?

    05/05/2021 Duration: 41min

  • Season 6 Episode 17 Mindy "My Story is Yours"

    28/04/2021 Duration: 41min is candid, vulnerable and real.  Despite being private, she has gone public with her breast cancer journey and navigating life after breast cancer.  Diagnosed at the age of 29, she refused to let cancer steal her joy.  Mindy describes the impact the poem "Footprints" had on her cancer journey.  She had a family copy that was on her coffee table throughout her breast cancer journey.  Mindy also describes how 50 Days of Hope, a book by Lynn Eib was so instrumental in her journey. Mindy shares how it is helpful to set small attainable goals (sometimes that goal may be to just get to tomorrow) and how mental health is sacred.

  • Season 6 Faith Convo Collab Lauren Neuberger x DJ Breast Cancer

    27/04/2021 Duration: 01h03min

    Lauren Neuberger Conrad & Lauren discuss all things faith, having a faith practice and how life before and after cancer changed their thoughts on faith.

  • Season 6 Episode 16 Ria, Ok to Grieve Your Old Self

    21/04/2021 Duration: 53min is a 2x cancer survivor (Skin Cancer and Breast Cancer).  She is a cofounder of Glowing up with Cancer.  She is a social butterfly, a workout addict, a prayer warrior.  She loves to give to others (Ambassador for the American Heart Association and Helping Parent for other parents with newly diagnosed autistic children).  Ria is faith filled.  Her fave Bible verse is Trust in me, "God can move mountains!"  She describes feeling her dad's presence during chemo treatments.  Ria describes that it's ok to grieve your old self, we discuss the importance of boundaries and understanding your triggers. 

  • Season 6 Episode 15 Lauren, What is the Message?

    14/04/2021 Duration: 01h05min is Carolina born, a bourbon and travel enthusiast, loves cupcakes and making lists. She is a AYA Cancer Advocate.  She describes her recent cancer diagnosis, graduated from chemo on 1/21/21, still has radiation and her exchange surgery to go.  She describes that you have to be your own advocate, "I know me better than you!"Lauren describes feeling abandoned by God and didn't know why she was being punished.  She did ask God, What is the message?!  Lauren is also a podcast host of Blended Kids and Life with Little Ones. 

  • Season 6 Episode 14 Rachel Engstrom, "Wife, Widow, Now What"

    07/04/2021 Duration: 38min

    Donation for Rachel Engstrom, in honor of her late husband: Link Engstrom is the author  of “Wife, Widow, Now What?” which is based on her young cancer wife, then widow and beyond experience. It’s written to help those going through the cancer world, supporters, caregivers etc- with a plethora of resources, along with my journey.   It’s a pretty groundbreaking resource.  Rachel wants to help share her insights with the world.  Cancer is such an ugly and awful illness, and my story and resource guide offers a unique gift to those going through it all and any other all supporters. 

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