Body Image Issues for Cancer Patients

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Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/body-image-issues-for-cancer/id43184... Michelle C. Fingeret, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science with joint appointments in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses her innovative line of research.

All Obstacles Removed ... the Journey Continues for Brain Cancer Patient

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Aidan Immroth lost his battle to brain cancer in November of this year, but at the end of his brief 13 years on this earth, Aidan accomplished something really huge -- actually as big as an elephant -- a painting using a live elephant as the canvas that is! Part of the Pediatric Education and Creative Arts Program at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, Aidan had a vision to paint a real elephant and it became reality through the help of Ian Cion, MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital's...

Sexual Counseling for Couples after Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains her findings from the clinical trial, Counseling About Regaining Erections and Sexual Satisfaction (CAREss). The results examine which group, face-to-face or Internet, had a better sex counseling experience, and also assesses if the partner received improved sexual function as well as the male prostate cancer patient.

Hope for Restored Sexual Function for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners

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Reliability of firm erections after prostate cancer surgery generally is not a common occurrence. Also, some cancer patient partners are not very sexually motivated anymore for a number of reasons including frustration from erectile dysfunction. Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses her clinical trial called Counseling About Regaining Erections and Sexual Satisfaction (CAREss).

Practical Suicide Risk Management for the Busy Primary Care Physician

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Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his Online First article available at: http://tinyurl.com/6ehqag8 and appearing in the August 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on busy clinicians assessing practical suicide risk management in the primary care setting.