Facing Scanxiety

Have you ever experienced that feeling of anxiety before going in for a mammogram/screening? It’s called “scanxiety” and you are not alone. Open to those who are in treatment, survivors, and high risk, we’ll explore scanxiety, its impact on you, and ways to mitigate its effects.

Bonus for our Embrace Community: We invite members of our Embrace community, those facing metastatic breast or advanced ovarian cancer, to stay on at the end of the webinar for an intimate breakout session with our experts and Bonnie Beckoff, Director of Sharsheret Support Services.

Click here for the transcript of this webinar.

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Lidia Schapira MD, FASCO, is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford and the Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Stanford Cancer Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Schapira is a board-certified medical oncologist with thirty years of clinical experience. She trained in hematology and oncology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and then completed a research fellowship at the Division on Aging at Harvard Medical School.  

Dr. Schapira’s clinical practice is dedicated to breast cancer. She was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Breast Oncology Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 2002-2016 and then joined the faculty at Stanford in 2016. She directs a multidisciplinary research and clinical team focused on optimizing health outcomes for cancer survivors through research, clinical care, education and advocacy. Dr. Schapira is the editor of “Essential of Cancer Survivorship” A Guide for Medical Professionals published by CRC-Routeledge, the former Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s website for the public “Cancer.Net, and serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Oncology. She has published over a hundred and fifty original peer reviewed articles in medical journals. 

Dr. Schapira was appointed a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 2011 and received the Physician of the Year Award from Cancer Care in 2015 for her work in cancer advocacy. She has been invited to lecture in professional meetings and multinational forums throughout the world and has championed research and clinical initiatives to integrate mental health care in oncology to improve health outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer. She has mentored oncologists in the US and globally and served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Psychosocial Oncology and chaired the Psychosocial Interest Group of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer. A native of Argentina, Dr. Schapira is fluent in Spanish. 

For more information contact Bonnie Beckoff

  • Time : 8:00 pm (America/New_York)
  • Venue : Zoom