Guest Blogger

Hollye Jacobs

Hollye Jacobs

Hollye Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and author of The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she speaks publicly and writes about her experience on the award-winning blog

Previously, Hollye worked as an educator, clinician, trainer, and consultant at the City of Hope National Medical Center, the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Hollye has extensive experience speaking nationally on a family-centered approach to working with families facing life-threatening illnesses, bioethics, and grief/bereavement. Her professional knowledge as a health practitioner and her personal experiences as a cancer patient and survivor present a powerful wisdom package. People benefit from her insights, humor and informed perspective on the breast cancer cycle—from detection through treatment, recovery, and life after cancer.

Hollye received her MS in Child Development from the Erikson Institute as well as her BSN and MSW from Loyola University Chicago. She completed training in the Educating Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) program, the Palliative Care Program at Harvard University Medical School and a post-doctoral fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Hollye currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dream Foundation, the first and largest national non-profit focused on fulfilling the dreams of adults facing life-limiting illness as well as the Friends Committee of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Blog Posts by Hollye Jacobs

  • Clothes Shopping Post-Mastectomy

    Clothes Shopping Post-Mastectomy – It’s the Junior High Locker Room All Over Again!

    After my long journey through a breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and recovery, I thought I was done dealing with cancer for the most part. Here’s something that I didn’t expect (and that no one tells you about!!!) post-mastectomy: the fear and anxiety of clothes shopping and more specifically, dressing rooms. Uh huh. Please […]

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  • Lady Lumps

    Lady Lumps

    I opted for reconstruction after my mastectomy. This process sure reminded me of the long, windy treatment road to success. After the initial surgery, expanders were put in to my chest to prepare the area for implants. This experience was… interesting. Many people had asked me what my Lady Lumps (no one knows what to […]

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  • Gettin Ready to Radiate

    Gettin’ Ready to Radiate!

    One of the Silver Linings during my breast cancer journey was finding small ways to care for myself. It was the small, simple things, really (e.g., a cup of tea, watching a hummingbird outside my window, snuggling with my daughter) that buoyed my spirit and kept me hopeful. The Unexpected SL As I walked in […]

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  • The Funk Zone-Sinister Sinusitis with a Side of Prunes

    The Funk Zone: Sinister Sinusitis with a Side of Prunes

    A few months after my breast cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy and reconstruction, I started on the brutal road known as Chemotherapy. Though I had been finding Silver Linings at each step of my breast cancer journey thus far, it certainly became harder at this point. After my 4th round of chemotherapy, I went into […]

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  • The Silver Lining Philosophy

    The Silver Lining Philosophy

    I am Hollye Jacobs: speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and author. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, I speak publicly and write about my experience on my award-winning blog, The Silver Pen, and in my book, The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer. Three years after my breast cancer […]

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