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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

Clinical Updates in Breast Cancer-What’s New and What’s Coming Soon

During this interactive webinar, Dr. Ben Clark will discuss

  • The role of ovarian suppression for premenopausal women
  • New options for patients living with metastatic breast cancer
  • Treatment additions for triple negative breast cancer
  • Upcoming clinical trials

Wednesday, February 11
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

Register

Foundations of Survivorship For Breast Cancer Survivors, Families, and Caregivers

Together with Komen Maryland, Johns Hopkins is co-sponsoring a Breast Cancer Survivorship Day.  This event will be open to all breast cancer survivors (regardless of where they received treatment), caregivers, and family members with a half day of workshops, panel discussions, and family activities.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to have free admittance into the museum for the day.   

Saturday, March 14
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST

Location: 
Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Register


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.

 

 Survivorship Intranet

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A collection of videos in which patients and providers share insight on life after breast cancer.


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