Ken Pope: New Breast Cancer Resources

Many of you have clients or loved ones who have breast cancer—some have experienced breast cancer directly.  

The American Cancer Society states that currently about 13% of U.S. women will develop breast cancer sometime in their life—about a 1 in 8 chance. The organization estimates that in 2020 about 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S., and that about 48,530 new cases of carcinoma in situ, a non-invasive form of cancer, will be diagnosed.

Today I updated web page with over 100 resources for breast cancer patients, their loved ones, and therapists who work with them.

There are 4 sections:

  1. 21 books for learning about breast cancer, exploring treatment options, & coping effectively;
  2. citations of 51 recent (i.e., published in 2020) articles reporting research on the various treatment options;
  3. citations of 28  recent (i.e., published from October, 2019 – 2020) articles on psychological aspects of breast cancer (e.g., cognitive changes, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic growth, stress management, quality of life, PTSD, psychosocial & clinical interventions); and
  4. links to 21 web sites that may be useful in finding information, guidance, & support (American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer—Canadian Cancer Society: Treatment for Breast Cancer—Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Breast Cancer Treatment—Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer Treatment—Duke University: Breast Cancer—Johns Hopkins Medicine: Breast Cancer Treatments & Services—Mayo Clinic: Breast Cancer—M. D. Anderson Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer—Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: Breast Cancer—National Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer—National Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer Treatment Options—National Cancer Institute: Clinical Trials—North York General Hospital’s Breast Cancer Care Program in Toronto—Princess Margaret Cancer Center: Breast Center—Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven: Breast Cancer Program—Stanford University Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer—Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation—UCLA Breast Cancer Center—University of California, Davis: Breast Cancer—University of Chicago Medical Center: Breast Cancer—University of Virginia Health System: Breast Cancer).

The breast cancer resources web page is at: Ken Pope: Breast Cancer Resources

Ken Pope

Pope: APA’s Continuing Human Rights & Ethics Crisis—Accepting Responsibility, Understanding Causes, Implementing Solutions

Pope & Vasquez: Ethics in Psychotherapy & Counseling: A Practical Guide (5th Edition)

Pope: Canadian Psychological Association Member of the Year Award Address: “The Code Not Taken: The Path From Guild Ethics to Torture and Our Continuing Choices”

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”

—Jane Addams (1860-1935), founder of U.S. social work profession, women’s suffrage leader, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize