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American Cancer Society. Breast cancer myths: Separating fact from fiction. (Accessed June 2012). http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/News/ExpertVoices/post/2011/10/24/Breast-Cancer-Myths-Separating-Fact-from-Fiction.aspx

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American Cancer Society. Heredity and Cancer (Accessed October 2012).

American Cancer Society.  Nutrition and physical activity during and after cancer treatment:  Answers to common questions (Accessed April 18, 2013).

American Cancer Society. Pregnancy and Breast Cancer (Accessed June 2012).

American Cancer Society.  Questions about Smoking, Tobacco, and Health (Accessed April 19, 2013).

American Cancer Society.  Tobacco-related Cancers Fact Sheet (Accessed April 19, 2013).

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM Issues New Recommendations on Quantity and Quality of Exercise (August 2, 2011).

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS). Quick reference for oncology clinicians: The psychiatric and psychological dimensions of cancer symptom management. (2006). J.C. Holland, D.B. Greenberg, & M.K. Hughes (eds.). International Psycho-oncology Society Press.

Carlson, L. Speca, M. (2010). Mindfulness-based cancer recovery. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Carroll-Johnson, R.M., Gorman, L.M., & Bush, N.J. (Eds.). (2006). Psychosocial nursing care: Along the cancer continuum. (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Carver, C.S. & Antoni, M.H. (2004). Finding benefit in breast cancer during the year after diagnosis predicts better adjustment 5-8 years after diagnosis. Health Psychology, 23(6), 595-598.

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Degner, L.F., Hack, T., O’Neil, J., Kristjanson, L.J. (2003). A new approach to eliciting meaning in the context of breast cancer. Cancer Nursing (26), 3, 169-178.

Dickerson, S., Alqaissi, N., & Underhill, M., Lally, R. M. (2011). Surviving the Wait: Defining support while awaiting breast cancer surgery. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 67(7), 1468-1479.

Dobson, K.S. (2010). Handbook of cognitive-behavioral therapies. (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Folkman, S., & Greer, S. (2000). Promoting psychological well-being in the fact of serious illness: When theory, research and practice inform each other. Psycho-Oncology (9), 11-19.

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Hays, P.A. & Iwamasa, G.Y. (2006). Culturally responsive cognitive-behavioral therapy: Assessment, practice and supervision. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association.

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Kaiser, K. (2008). The meaning of the survivor identify for women with breast cancer. Social Science & Medicine, 67, 79-87.

Kernan, W.D. & Lepore, S.J. (2009). Searching for and making meaning after breast cancer: Prevalence, patterns, and negative affect. Social Science & Medicine, 68, 1176-1182.

Lally, R.M. (2010). Acclimating to breast cancer: A process of maintaining self-integrity in the pretreatment period. Cancer Nursing, 33(4), 268-279.

Lally, R.M., Hydeman, J.A., Schwert, K.T., & Edge, S.B. (May 2, 2013). Unsupportive social interactions in the weeks immediately following breast cancer diagnosis.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology (on-line ahead of print).

Lally, R.M., Hydeman, J., Schwert, K., Henderson, H., Edge, S. (Jan/Feb 2012). Exploring the First Days of Adjustment to Cancer: A Modification of Acclimating to Breast Cancer Theory. Cancer Nursing 35 (1), 3 – 18

Lepore SJ. A social-cognitive processing model of emotional adjustment to cancer. In Baum A, Andersen B L, eds. Psychosocial Interventions for Cancer. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association; 2001: 99-116.

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National Cancer Institute. Adjustment to cancer: Anxiety and Distress (PDQ). (Accessed June 2012).


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Sears SR, Stanton AL. The yellow brick road and the emerald city: Benefit finding, positive reappraisal coping, and posttraumatic growth in women with early-stage breast cancer. Health Psychol. 2003; 22(5): 487-497.

Tomich PL, Helgeson VS. Is finding something good in the bad always good?: Benefit finding among women with breast cancer. Health Psychol. 2004; 23(1): 16-23.

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