Survivorship

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(...)

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(...)

Surviving Cancer and Beyond

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On June 2, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins will host its annual Cancer Survivors celebration in collaboration with National Cancer Survivor Day. This special day, attended by cancer survivors, their families, and our staff, is filled with inspiration. One of the highlights of this day includes our motivating keynote speakers. Jason Cherish is(...)

A Day to Celebrate Survivors

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June is the time for  a special day of celebration at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.  We hope you will join fellow cancer survivors, their families, and us on June 2 to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day.  This special day is filled with inspiration, including keynote speakers, a survivor fashion show, exhibits, and(...)

The True Value of Volunteering

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***This post was written by Deb Stewart, R.N., who leads a group of Survivor Volunteers in the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. In honor of National Volunteers Week, Deb pays tribute to her volunteer group and describes the value of volunteering. Like the volunteers we saw give their help during the Boston bombings, Deb's volunteers provide(...)

Sharsheret

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Rochelle Shoretz was first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer at age 28, and then with metastatic breast cancer at age 37.  She is now the founder and executive director of Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization that provides support and resources to young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer.  Despite the sadness her experience with(...)