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Pittsburgh Seeks Breast Cancer Patients for Study on Coping

Pittsburgh Seeks Breast Cancer Patients for Study on Coping

PITTSBURGH--The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute’s Division of Behavioral Medicine and Oncology is seeking young women with breast cancer for a research study on helping families cope with cancer.

The women will participate in educational and support groups for couples to discuss coping with a chronic illness, stress management skills, family communication, and parenting concerns. These groups, led by an oncology nurse and a health psychologist, will meet 1½ hours once a week for 8 weeks.

In addition, groups for children ages 3 to 12 may be available and would take place at the same time as the parent groups. The children will receive support and develop their skills for coping with feelings and managing stress.

To be eligible for this study, women must be premenopausal and have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, have a partner, and have children between the ages of 3 and 12. For more information, call 412-624-4806.

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