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How Therapy Can Help People Affected by Breast Cancer

Stephanie Ross, PhD, talks about how therapy can help people diagnosed with breast cancer and their caregivers, as well as how to find a therapist.
Aug 5, 2022

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be scary, upsetting, and traumatic for the person diagnosed, as well as their family members. Many people could benefit from counseling and therapy, but don’t know what services are available or how to find them.

Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Ross explain:

  • how therapy or counseling can help people diagnosed with breast cancer

  • how to find a therapist that’s right for you

  • why there is still a lot of stigma and embarrassment attached to therapy

  • how to start the process, if you think therapy would benefit you

About the guest
Stephanie Ross, PhD
Stephanie Ross, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Ross is a clinical health psychologist and the founder and director of Illness Navigation Resources, a multidisciplinary practice that offers specialized resources and support to patients and their families who are facing serious medical issues. Dr. Ross is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is especially interested in helping patients and families with a genetic mutation linked to cancer, particularly breast, ovarian, and colon cancer, as well as Lynch Syndrome.

Affiliations: NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Illness Navigation Resources

Areas of specialization: adult psychotherapy, clinical and health
psychology, patient and family support services

— Last updated on August 8, 2022, 7:35 PM


This podcast episode is sponsored by AstraZeneca.

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