The Jewish Family Facing Breast Cancer: You Are Not Alone

By Cindy Turkeltaub, Susan Gross, Marc Silver, Shera Dubitsky, Eillene Leistner

Sharsheret, June 12, 2007

Transcript of a symposium on The Jewish Family Facing Breast Cancer. The ripple effect of a breast cancer diagnosis impacts the heart of the family and its extended members. From the time family members hear that a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, or mother has been diagnosed, they may be overwhelmed with a rush of anxious feelings. They may also feel deluged with the flood of information available from the medical team, the internet, spiritual resources, and the community at large. What do we need to know about breast cancer genetics and its impact on the Jewish family? How can I better support the woman I love as she journeys through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment? What impact will a breast cancer diagnosis have on all of the members of our family?

Topic: Sephardic Jews, European Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, Emotional Support, Medical Care, Ethnicity, Genetics, Family, Marriage, Health and Healing, Women

Page Number(s): 1-37

Funder: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Greater New York City

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Turkeltaub, Cindy. Gross, Susan. Silver, Marc. Dubitsky, Shera. Leistner, Eillene. The Jewish Family Facing Breast Cancer: You Are Not Alone. Sharsheret. 12 June 2007: 1-37. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7175


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