Dr. Kristi Funk: Breast Health + Early Detection [Video!]

by Jenn (eating bender) on October 14, 2009

Good morning, everyone!

I received the clip of my interview with Dr. Kristi Funk yesterday. I’d like to give a big thank you to the people who work on Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives program, who made this interview possible.

As I mentioned in my last post, I was only able to get to a few of the GREAT questions you asked because of the timing of the interview. If there is any question you still have after watching this video, please leave it in the comment section. I will combine them with those from my initial post on this topic to create a list of follow-up questions for Dr. Funk to answer.

The video is pretty long, but very informative. Don’t mind the fact that I was very nervous and did absolutely NO introduction! What a broadcast journalist major I am, right? 😉 Sheesh! I promise I tried to cut out the “ums” as the interview progressed…

Questions that will be addressed in the video:

  • What age women should first start checking/getting checked for breast cancer?
  • When should you perform self-exams to ensure you don’t mistake a gland for a lump?
  • Is there a genetic connection that plays into early detection?
  • Dr. Funk’s personal beliefs on lifestyle and diet and their role in prevention
  • Are women with larger breasts more likely to “miss” the signs of cancer?
  • Information on Dr. Funk’s Pink Lotus Breast Center (click link for even more info!)

The video is below (in case you can’t see it in Google Reader). I hope you enjoy it!

I’ll be back later with some foodie fun :)



1 VeggieGirl October 14, 2009 at 7:51 am

Hehe I always love your “attentive facial expressions” when doing the video interviews 😉 Great information here!

2 Jenn (eating bender) October 14, 2009 at 10:16 am

Haha – I never know quite how to “react” on video interviews. But it’s fun!

3 Mara @ What's For Dinner? October 14, 2009 at 7:57 am

DANG IT i can’t see the video at work. I’ll check it out when i get home! You need to email me your snail mail addy :)

4 brandi October 14, 2009 at 8:10 am

I think it was GREAT! You get the coolest opportunities and get to do some great interviews! :)

Hope today is a good one, Jenn!

5 Jenn (eating bender) October 14, 2009 at 10:18 am

Thanks, Brandi! Hope today is a fun one for you :)

6 Jessica October 14, 2009 at 8:36 am

This is so great and informative. I love it!

7 Jenn (eating bender) October 14, 2009 at 10:18 am

Thanks, Jessica!

8 Erica October 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

You look super pretty Jenn! I think the interview was great. I found the information on getting tests done earlier if you have a family history VERY informative.

9 Jenn (eating bender) October 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

You are too sweet – thank you!

10 The Foodie Diaries October 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

Thank you so much for this, Jenn! It was soo informative. I’m an ashkanazi jew, so I’m definitely going to look into getting tested for that gene! And, aahhhh, I eat all of my food burnt–not meat, but still!

Great job, chica!!

11 Jenn (eating bender) October 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

Thanks as always, Sarah! I feel the same way about burnt food – it’s definitely an eye opener!

12 Jenny October 14, 2009 at 10:20 am

you are a natural behind the camera girl! and thanks so much for sharing this. There is actually a history of breast cancer in my family so this post really hits home for me and I’m really thrilled that your spreading awareness!

13 Jenn (eating bender) October 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Thanks, Jenny love! Glad you enjoyed it :)

14 Karla October 14, 2009 at 11:07 am

AWESOME job Jenn! Loved the video. You asked such great questions and lead the interview like a pro. I’m surprised by the fact that breast cancer rates are the same in larger and smaller breasted women. I wonder how detection rates compare?

Looking forward to the foodie fun post :)

15 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 14, 2009 at 3:15 pm

That was great!

16 ksgoodeats October 14, 2009 at 3:51 pm

You are such a natural – great interview, Jenn!! Thanks for spreading the word about breast cancer :)

17 oatmeal October 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Great interview! Definitely informative~don’t stress too much about introductions! I think you did wonderfully 😀

18 snackface October 14, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Jenn! This was wonderful! You are great at this! Thanks so much for shaing with us :)

19 Miz October 15, 2009 at 4:31 am

REALLY GREAT INTERVIEW and I, too, was a bit surprised that the breast size doesnt play into the equation.
For some reason Id though we of the diminutive mammaries would detect more easily.

20 Lara (Thinspired) October 15, 2009 at 6:25 am

Jenn, I must be the only one, but I can’t see the video! It comes up in my reader but then when I click through, it brings me to your post without the video? Ahh!

21 s October 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm

great interview – very informative! and i am impressed with your videochat interviewing skills :)

22 Rebeca October 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Thank you sooooo much for this!

I’ve already sent a couple of people over!

As usual, your interviews are fab!

23 glidingcalm October 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm

darn I love well done meat!! esp. bbq. SHOOT.

love the interview, Bender! you make me so prouddddddddd! I also think you are getting better and better at interviewing! I know I would be sooooo awkward!! Now when you going to be on my TV?!

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