In this Cancer Matters podcast, Dr Bill Nelson speaks to Dr Kathy Ruble about her work on cognitive development with survivors of pediatric cancers.
In this Cancer Matters podcast, Dr Bill Nelson and Dr Cynthia Zahnow discuss how her experience as a breast cancer survivor informs her research into examining a potential link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer.
In the next podcast from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Director Dr Bill Nelson, he speaks with Dr Antonio Wolff about treating breast cancer with a focus on survivorship. In this preview, Dr Wolff says each patient is given an individualized care plan that targets the type of breast cancer they have. To listen to the […]
“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 […]
***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 […]
Just as most patients have concerns and worries when treatment ends, many children also experience uncertainty and fear when a parent finishes treatment for breast cancer. Children may be apprehensive and worry about mom’s long-term health. They may also be sad or resentful at all of the changes at home. It is very common for […]
On September 14, 2011, I was invited to a special premiere of the movie 50/50. A group of cancer care providers packed into a movie theater in Georgetown anxiously awaiting the film to begin. I’ve been hearing about this movie for months; there’s been quite a buzz in the young survivors’ community about its startlingly accurate […]
Everyone has their own reason. For some, they feel grateful for how far they have come or to remember those they have lost. For others, they want to inspire hope and galvanize progress toward ending this disease. Others may want to participate in the event as a way to fight back at a disease that […]
My fellow team member Julie Thomas raised $13,760 this year alone, in her eleventh Avon Walk. Julie’s been raising money for breast cancer for almost 20 years now, ever since losing a close friend to the disease. She approaches the task with gusto, maintaining a donor list of 200 names, including family, friends, colleagues, and […]
It’s not every day that you commit to walking 40 miles in the heat and rain, but on April 30 of this year, I walked in my second D.C. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer as part of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center Team. This quite a contrast from my humbling beginning 19 years ago with […]