The Cancer Couch Articles

1407, 2017

I Breasted!…My Surgical Success Turning Love Handles Into Love-Ly Curves

This past October I wrote a piece entitled “To Breast Or Not To Breast,” in which I described the psychological trauma of losing my breasts to cancer, followed swiftly by the loss of part of [...]

1407, 2017

To Breast Or Not To Breast, That Is The Question

Being that it’s October and the month of breast cancer awareness is upon us – the topic of breasts is ubiquitous to say the least. However, I’d like to give you a “peek” into the [...]

207, 2017

Why Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Needs More Funding

Although breast cancer research funding covers many areas of prevention and treatment, it doesn’t properly address needs for those with stage 4 cancer. Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as stage 4 cancer, is incurable [...]

1001, 2017

The Cancer Couch Foundation wins $5,000 from the Harte Auto Group

Harte Auto Group Announces December “Drive with Harte” Charity Contest Winner Harte Auto Group proudly sponsors a monthly Drive with Harte Charity Contest on Facebook. Each month, participating local charities have the opportunity to win [...]

1509, 2016
2908, 2016

Fairfield Doctor Says Metastatic Breast Cancer Sufferers Need More Support

Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, a neuropsychologist, experienced a "reversal of fortune" that changed everything. Last fall, when her family life and private practice were thriving, she learned she had breast cancer. Results of a PET scan [...]

2908, 2016

Flash pushing for playoff spot and fighting cancer

There’s a lot riding on the Western New York Flash’s match Saturday night at Rhinos Stadium against the Houston Dash. It is WNY’s first match in nearly a month because the National Women’s Soccer League [...]

208, 2016

Doctor creates blog, foundation following breast cancer diagnosis

Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera created a blog to share her experiences with breast cancer and to help those affected by the disease [...]

2106, 2016

Tune In…

On August 3rd - Rebecca will be featured on Better Connecticut - WFSB Channel 3 I am so excited to meet and talk with Scot Haney to share the great things our foundation has coming [...]

2006, 2016

Named one of The 25 Most Intriguing People …

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, Ph.D. named one of Fairfield's 25 most intriguing people in Fairfield Magazine Jul/Aug 2016 edition. Do I have to mention that Fairfield only has 26 people in it? 🙂 Ha! My lovely friends, Andrea [...]

1606, 2016

Cancer Couch Foundation Presents Saugatuck Scoops Challenge Fundraiser – Fairfield Sun; June 16, 2016

RebeccaTimlin-Scalera has raised more than $60,000 in seven weeks for The Cancer Couch Foundation. Her initial goal for the Scoops Challenge was $6,400, but then raised it to $15,000, then again to $17,000 as The [...]

806, 2016

Fairfield Neuropsychologist Dishes Up Ice Cream Challenge to Fight Cancer – Fairfield Daily Voice; June 8, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A Fairfield woman looking for a fund way to raise money for metastatic breast cancer research is preparing to dish up ice cream for the Saugatuck Scoops Challenge Fundraiser on Friday, June [...]

706, 2016

Fairfield Doctor, Mother Battles Breast Cancer and Raises Awareness – Fairfield Patch; June 7, 2016

FAIRFIELD, CT — Neuropsychologist Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera is a Fairfield mom with breast cancer and she’s on a mission. Timlin-Scalera, the founder of The Cancer Couch Foundation, is launching a massive effort to fund research [...]

206, 2016

Fairfield Doctor Starts Foundation to Fund Metastatic Breast Cancer Research – Fairfield County Business Journal; June 2, 2016

Most people receiving a diagnosis of Stage 4 breast cancer understandably tend to withdraw into themselves, explore the options involved with treatment — chemotherapy, radiation, surgery — and simply hope for the best. But most [...]

106, 2016

Fairfield CT Resident Dedicates Her Life to Funding Research for Metastatic Breast Cancer – Release; June 1, 2016

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera’s life changed on September 3, 2015 when she heard shocking words: “You have cancer.” A wife, mother and neuropsychologist, Timlin-Scalera reacted to this news by founding The Cancer Couch Foundation (501c3) to fund research for metastatic breast cancer (MBC).

2605, 2016

A Terminal Diagnosis that Turned Into a Life Affirming Journey – My Social Good News; May 26, 2016

When diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2015, Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, PhD neuropsychologist and mother of two, was completely blindsided. Initially diagnosed with Stage II, she was later told her cancer was Stage IV metastatic—the most [...]

2904, 2016

Ford Model of Courage 2016

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera from Fairfield, CT chosen to be one of the Ford Models of Courage for the year of 2016! See for more info and to purchase their apparel.

503, 2016

Listen To Your Mother

I am completely honored to share the great news that I have been selected to be part of the NYC cast of authors to read a piece of my writing live, and be videoed, at the [...]

2212, 2015

Visible Ink

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera writes wit and wisdom about her cancer experience and one of her pieces was chosen to be featured in MSKCC 2016 Visible Ink Anthology. This is a truly amazing and uplifting program that Memorial Sloan [...]