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 http://www.fordcares.com 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 [...]