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Breast Cancer Survivorship Care

The Breast Cancer Survivorship Program at Johns Hopkins is a multidisciplinary team of internists, oncologists, nurses, survivors, scientists, social workers, administrators and researchers all working together to improve long-term breast cancer survivorship care for patients and medical providers. This program is partly funded through a grant from the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

"An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of cancer diagnosis through the balance of his or her life. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also impacted by the survivorship experience."

- The National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship

You’re done with your initial treatment - now what?

Being told you have breast cancer can be a life-altering experience. Though your initial treatment of surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy may be over, the effects of having been diagnosed and treated for cancer may continue for some time.

After treatment, you will look and feel different. On an emotional level, you may have lost part of your self-image as a healthy person. On a physical level, you may have lost part or all of one breast - or even both breasts. You may have undergone lymph node surgery. You may have had chemotherapy, radiation or both. Each phase of treatment and the way you cope is unique.

It is common to have concerns about your health and how to move forward after treatment ends. Defining wellness for each patient can be different. It is rare to feel the same as before diagnosis but all patients can look forward to being healthy again.

Upcoming Seminars

Tools for Survivorship: Thriving After Breast Cancer Treatment

Join Drs. Antonio Wolff and Kimberly Peairs on this free interactive webinar to discuss what you need to know after breast cancer treatment. Topics include follow-up care, screenings, care planning, recurrence, staying healthy tips, returning to your primary care doctor, and more. 

Wednesday, September 17
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT

Register

Managing Lymphedema: Discover Your Options

Join Johns Hopkins experts and learn about treatment and management options for upper and lower extremity lymphedema, such as decongestive therapy and surgical options including lymphovenous bypass surgery and lymph node transfer. Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Justin Sacks, M.D., and certified therapist Elizabeth Erhardt will discuss ways to manage your symptoms and provide answers to your questions.
 
Thursday, November 6
7-8 p.m. EST
 

Seminar Videos

Watch our online seminar video series  for more information about survivorship care:

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Learn more about our recent news and upcoming events at the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.

Contact Us

For questions and comments about our Breast Cancer Survivorship Program, please contact Elissa Bantug, MHS at ebantug1@jhmi.edu.

 

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