About 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013 – according to the American Cancer Society. The disease doesn’t just impact an individual – its ripple effect touches the entire family. A new book offers guidance for couples facing cancer.
“And in health: a guide for couples facing cancer together” was written by Dan Shapiro, a Penn State psychologist. He knows this issue from several angles – he was a cancer patient himself, and then his wife had breast cancer.
In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss what couples can do to keep their relationship healthy, while facing devastating illness.