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The Breast Cancer Survivorship Program

The clinic exists to address your individual needs. Our specialists will:

  • Develop an individualized survivorship or transition care plan for after your treatment that will review cancer treatments received and detail which tests should be ordered by which practitioner in the future
  • Determine other evaluations or referrals, including genetic risk assessment or reconstructive surgery
  • Identify and help manage current or potential late side effects of treatment
  • Discuss coordination of medical care and possible follow up care such as psychosocial support, bone health, cancer rehabilitation, sexual health, fertility or nutrition
  • Provide educational support, including helpful information on topics such as reducing the risk of recurrence and embracing survivorship as a family
  • Provide access to online education through blogs, videos and social media
  • Provide access to informational webinars that many times include live Q&A
  • Share new research being conducted at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
  • Offer suggestions and referrals for wellness activities
  • Provide support group information to assist in your transition of care

Pathways to Wellness

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Johns Hopkins, in collaboration with the University of California Los Angeles and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, is conducting a study, called Pathways to Wellness that focuses on wellness after breast cancer. Researchers are looking to compare two groups, a mindfulness meditation class and survivorship education class, and their impact on meeting the common needs of young survivors. You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Age 50 or younger at the time of breast cancer diagnosis
  • Are within five years of your diagnosis

Classes meet for six weeks (one, 2-hour class per week) and are held at Johns Hopkins or nearby. There are also three in-person evaluations throughout the duration of the study. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, contact the study staff at: 410-614-1361 or HopkinsBreastTrials@jhmi.edu.

Surviving and Thriving: Elissa’s Story

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Elissa Bantug

For many patients like Elissa Bantug, a two-time breast cancer survivor and program manager of the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Survivorship Program, living through treatment is only half the story.

Watch:  Survive and Thrive - Breast Cancer Survivorship Video Series

Meet our Survivors

Elissa and her colleagues felt strongly that breast cancer survivors should hear from fellow survivors about the health issues they faced and how to move forward after treatment ends. Watch our library of survivor video clips filmed during focus groups. Topics include finding your “new” normal, survivorship care planning, sexuality, body image and fear of recurrence.

For more information about the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Survivorship Program, contact Elissa Bantug-ebantug1@jhmi.edu

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