All posts by Jennifer Brokaw

Dr. Jennifer Brokaw worked for fourteen years as a board-certified emergency physician before becoming a private consultant, patient advocate, writer, and speaker on the topics of end-of-life planning, medical decision-making and medical advocacy.

Chemotherapy While Single

My friend Rebecca who lives alone, is getting chemotherapy for Stage 3 breast cancer. Here are her strategies for getting through treatment whole.

/ September 7, 2019
Over the Counter Medications for Constipation

The Big No Go

Constipation in older adults is common and affects quality of life. When severe, it can be life threatening. This article reviews the latest treatments and thoughts about prevention.

/ May 1, 2019

A Few Thoughts About Cancer in Firefighters

My Remarks at the 2019 Gala of the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation For the past three years, I have consulted with firefighters and their families facing serious cancer diagnoses. On March 23, 2019, I was among five people...

/ March 27, 2019