In This eUpdate:
Jazz Musician and Breast Cancer Survivor Virginia Mayhew
Should You Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing?
Borrowed Confidence
How to Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Actions
 

Virginia Mayhew A CONVERSATION WITH
 
Jazz Musician and Breast Cancer Survivor Virginia Mayhew
by Laura Shipp

Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew has been an active participant in the New York jazz scene since 1987. In the course of her career, she has worked with such renowned artists as Earl “Fatha” Hines, Frank Zappa, James Brown, Norman Simmons, Al Grey, and many others. Virginia is also a breast cancer survivor. The vibrant jazz artist opens up to Coping® magazine about her 2005 battle with cancer and how she views life now that she’s on the other side.
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Should You Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing?
by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC, and Karina L. Brierley, MS, CGC

Over the past decade, genetic counseling and testing have become recognized as critical tools in the fight against cancer. The results can guide surgical decision-making, surveillance, and chemoprevention, and can be of great use to family members. Although more and more people newly diagnosed with cancer are being referred for genetic counseling and testing, other cancer survivors may not have been offered these services.
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Borrowed Confidence
by Pat Godfrey McRee, Survivor of the Week

Pat Godfrey McRee is a two-time breast cancer survivor, author of Support to Go, The Unbook for Men & Women with Cancer, and director of the Flying Colors Cancer Network at UT Cancer Institute in Memphis, TN.
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How to Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Actions
by Margaret Christopher, PhD, MPH, LSW, ACSW

It happened. You received the dreaded diagnosis, and you are being initiated into a club of cancer survivors that you never expected to be in. It is a club that you will be in for the rest of your life.
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