Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

As posted on Drugs.com An older and little-used class of antidepressants may help combat a particularly deadly form of lung cancer, according to a new study. Using a unique computer program, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine identified tricyclic antidepressants as a potential treatment for small cell lung cancer. This class of drugs was introduced decades ago and …

Introducing “The BREASTation”

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Start with the statistic of 7 out of 10 women who have breast cancer surgery are never apprised of their options regarding reconstruction.  Give that information to a 2x breast cancer survivor who has had a double mastectomy with reconstruction.  Have that survivor discuss the information with her plastic surgeon, Dr. Saul Berger, who made her journey so easy and …

Kids Affected by A Parent’s Cancer and College Students

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

You have been diagnosed or know someone else who has been diagnosed with cancer and you know that your life and the lives of your family members and friends will never be the same.  There is support for the grown ups but what happens to the children of a parent affected with cancer?  More than likely they are left on …

Time On Fire

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

For anyone who has ever needed inspiration, Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors by Evan Handler is a must read.  But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to perhaps the most outstanding book that I have ever read.  For those who have faced a major medical problem and have had to fight their way …

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 …

Doctors Motivating Patients

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

I recently read an article about the different ways in which doctors try to motivate their patients to engage in some sort of behavior modification.  Different techniques were discussed that can be utilized to prod patients into losing weight, to quit smoking, to exercise more, etc.  The more that I read that story, the sadder I became.  What in heaven’s …

You Have Cancer? What Next?

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

You’ve just heard those three words from your doctor, “You have cancer”, and you know that your life will be changed forever.  Now what?  If you are like me, you will do what your doctor tells you to do as you speed through all of the testing and preparation for round one of either treatment or surgery.  And before you …

Breast Cancer: Business Shows Kindness With Scarves

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

A couple of months ago I was contacted by a very lovely individual, Bethany, with a very special request.  She, like many others, has family and friends and co-workers who have been personally affected by breast cancer and she wants to make a difference for them by incorporating assistance from the business for which she works.  In her own words, …