Body image education, training, and support for oncology healthcare professionals.
Are you a cancer survivor or healthcare professional working in the oncology field?
If so, you have undoubtedly experienced difficulties with managing concerns about how cancer and its treatment affects appearance and the way the body functions.
Most cancer survivors have body image concerns during treatment. Many healthcare professionals feel ill-equipped to provide comprehensive psychosocial care that addresses how to cope with and manage these difficulties.
Nearly all oncology healthcare professionals can play a vital role in the delivery of psychosocial interventions to address body image issues of cancer survivors.
Yet, they have received little to no formal training to help their patients cope with and manage body image changes.
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I have been extremely fortunate to have. Dr. Fingeret consult on our NCI-funded measurement science work in adolescent and young adult oncology. She is the foremost expert in the U.S. on body image issues in cancer, and it has been a privilege to learn from her. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and reliable, and her thoughtful input has been invaluable to our work.
John Salsman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Director of Clinical Research in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center
I have worked with Dr. Fingeret for nearly 15 years on federally funded research grants. She has been instrumental in guiding our multidisciplinary research team through challenging decisions that were essential to increasing the impact of our research. Her expertise in body image was critical for keeping our deliberations focused on our mission of enhancing health-related quality of life and health equity for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
Mia K. Markey, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering,
The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Fingeret is one of the nation’s leading clinical psychologists with expertise on body image disorders in cancer patients. She has treated many of my patients, providing invaluable skills to help them cope with body image disturbances. Our multidisciplinary research team has benefited greatly from her insight and expertise on numerous NIH-funded research grants supporting shared decision-making for cancer patients considering breast reconstruction.
Gregory P. Reece, MD, FACS, Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center