Survivorship

Challenging the Notion of Survivorship

Challenging the Notion of Survivorship

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“If you looked at me, you would have no idea I have cancer,” acknowledges Maikki Nekton, a 37-year-old social worker and self-described workaholic with piercing blue eyes and a smile that lights up her whole face. If you didn’t know Maikki, you’d be even more shocked to find out that she’s been given a loose(...)

Benefits of Immunotherapy in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Julie Brahmer, M.D., is an active clinical leader in the treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma. As the director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, her research and clinical practice focuses on the development of new therapies for the treatment and prevention(...)

8 Tips for Improving Cognition During and After Cancer Treatment

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*The information in this blog post is based on the webinar, “Understanding Cancer-related Cognitive Impairment,” hosted by the Kimmel Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Program. Q: What can I do to improve my cognition during and after cancer treatment? A: Use areas of cognitive strength to compensate for any weaknesses, advises Tracy Vannorsdall, PhD, a neuropsychologist at(...)

Are there any long term effects or dangers from radiation for lung cancer?

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“Absolutely, yes. All of our therapies, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy for lung cancer come with risks and benefits,” says radiation oncologist Russell K. Hales, M.D. of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. “We use those therapies only after careful evaluation of the risks of the therapy, versus(...)

A Tribute to Ellen Stovall, Champion of Cancer Survivors

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***This post was written by the Kimmel Cancer Center's Chief Administrative Officer, Terry Langbaum, in memory of Ellen Stovall, late president of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, who died Jan. 5.   The first time I met Ellen Stovall, we immediately felt that we had known each other for years. We had so much(...)

Our Story of Cancer: Successful Transition to Thrive Beyond Cancer

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We've asked our staff to share their thoughts on the PBS documentary, Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies. This week, we'll post their comments, including how they hope it will influence the public dialogue on cancer, research and treatment. Vered Stearns, M.D., co-director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program shares her thoughts: Cancer is a spectrum of(...)

Surviving Survivorship Conference

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Whether you have just been diagnosed with cancer, are currently undergoing treatment, or are in remission…. YOU are a cancer survivor!  This survivorship experience is unique for each cancer survivor and their caregivers.  Some are challenged by changes in appearance or physical abilities, by changes in priorities, or by changes in daily routines.  Others are(...)

When do breast cancer survivors use nutrition in their cancer journey? Right at the start

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This is Part One of a series on nutrition for breast cancer patients. It’s never too early to start thinking about nutrition when you have breast cancer. Whether your treatment is yet to happen, just beginning, or already underway, nutrition is an important support system for your body. Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center nutritionist Mary Eve(...)