Topic: Podcast: Easing Depression in Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts — Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression, and other emotional effects.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2020 01:37PM

Posted on: Dec 17, 2020 01:37PM

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SABCS 2020: Easing Depression in Young Breast Cancer Survivors

December 10, 2020

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Dr. Patricia Ganz is a medical oncologist who is distinguished professor of medicine as well as professor of health policy and management at UCLA. She also serves as director of the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ganz is a member of the Professional Advisory Board.

At the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, she presented results from a study looking at using mindfulness meditation and survivorship education classes to ease depression in younger women treated for breast cancer.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Ganz explain:

  • how the breast cancer experience is different for younger and older women
  • why the researchers chose to study mindfulness meditation and survivorship classes to ease depression
  • how someone who is interested could participate in the UCLA Mindfulness Center mindfulness meditation classes

Running time: 19:07

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