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A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Ohio State University From: .sciencedaily.com This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study, researchers found that a program designed at The Ohio State University to reduce harmful stress in cancer patients can be taught to …

Breakthrough in breast cancer surgery without disfigurement

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Serious tissue damage and disfigurement are a major fallout of most cancer therapies, but the one for breast cancer in particular has life-altering impact on women. Chicago-based Ananda Chakrabarty, a world-renowned pioneering biotech scientist, and Washington-based Susan Finston, a veteran of the biotech industry, together believe they are potentially close to resolving this major medical challenge. Finston passionately talks about …

My Parent Has Cancer And It Really Sucks

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

One of the hardest thing that a person may have to face is the diagnosis of cancer.  Your life is changed forever as are the lives of those of your family and friends.  The adults will decide among themselves how they can best deal with the situation and what will be necessary for them in order to continue with their …

The Power of Patient Stories: Learning Moments in Medicine

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

When I was introduced to this book, I was immediately drawn to it by the title and I knew that I had to read it.  Although it was written for those in the medical field, the idea that the author, Paul F. Griner, MD, was sharing specific patient stories as thought-provoking scenarios, was exciting.  Each story (chapter) ends with questions …

Cancer: 500 Names and He Runs For Them

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

With less than two weeks to go until Kirk runs his first 10K to raise funds for cancer research, I am way behind on my efforts to support him.  I had set a goal to gather the names of at least 500 people who are currently fighting cancer, who have become cancer survivors or who have lost the battle.  I …