Author Archives: Elizabeth Saylor

About Elizabeth Saylor

Director of Young Adult Patient Navigation

Parenting with Cancer

In mid-July, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, in partnership with the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) and the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation, will begin a 6 week program for children whose parents are … Continue reading

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Young Adults Embracing Survivorship (YES) 2012

CALLING ALL BALTIMORE-AREA YOUNG ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS! Saturday, June 2, 2012 marks the 5th Annual Y.E.S. (Young Adults Embracing Survivorship) Program at the Y of Central Maryland, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center at Stadium Place (the former site of … Continue reading

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Olivia’s Packages of Hope

This week I had the opportunity to meet Olivia. Olivia is a middle school student from the Annapolis area who chose to create care packages for young adult patients fighting cancer at UMGCC as part of her 8th grade capstone … Continue reading

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Y.E.S. Young adults Embracing Survivorship – 4th Annual Event

On Saturday, June 4th the Ulman Cancer Fund, in collaboration with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Maryland Chapter, Towson University Nursing, and the Y of Central Maryland will host the Y.E.S. Program at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family … Continue reading

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Cigarettes and Cancer

May is a good month in which to blog about tobacco, smoking and cancer. May 31st is the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day and May 8th – 14th is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. When smoking … Continue reading

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JustAdvice: Navigating Patients through the Legal System

Last night, I had the opportunity to speak at the annual JustAdvice Year End Reception. JustAdvice is a program through the University of Maryland Law School (UMSOL) that seeks to provide legal services to lower middle class and working poor … Continue reading

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Learning Something New

I learn a lot of from the young adult patients I serve. Regularly they teach me about resilience, loyalty and grace—hope in the face of unimaginable stress and odds.  These moments motivate me to come to work each day and … Continue reading

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For Chris

Today we honor the life of my brother-in-law, Christopher Reilly. Chris passed away last Saturday at the University of Maryland Medical Center from complications due to stomach cancer. Chris was just shy of 51 when he died, technically no longer … Continue reading

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Fertility Preservation, Patient Navigation and Cancer Survivorship

March is Women’s History Month and an appropriate time to blog about one of the most rewarding and complex parts of my work as a patient navigator- supporting young women in their decision making processes related to fertility preservation options … Continue reading

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Resolutions, Healthcare Reform and more…

Like most of you, I have a bunch of resolutions for 2011 that I hope to keep- spend quality time with my children every day; be more organized…ok, ok, BE organized; exercise more and eat less; read at least two … Continue reading

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