Tag Archives: Patient Navigation

The first day of the rest of your life – Cancer Survivorship

Surviving cancer, the point in time when cancer treatment has ceased, marks a milestone moment in one’s cancer journey. The likely possibility of living beyond treatment is, of course, overwhelmingly positive news for patients and their families. However, the reality … Continue reading

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UCF Launches New Young Adult Support Group in Baltimore Office

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) and our Young Adult Patient Navigation program continues to grow, not only providing services and support in the cancer centers where UCF navigators work, but expanding our reach to touch young adults … Continue reading

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Cancer to 5K Gives Cancer Survivors Something to Celebrate

We are currently recruiting participants and volunteer for the Spring 2012 Cancer to 5K teams in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Howard County! Cancer to 5K is a 12-week, free running program for cancer survivors, and is open to participants of … Continue reading

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UCF Young Adult Patient Naviagation Programs Expanding

The energy around UCF’s Young Adult Patient Navigation program keeps growing.  Our newest navigator, Lindsay Ammons, began working this month at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital.  Lindsay has a Masters in Social Work and clinical experience working … Continue reading

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A Ride To INSPIRE

For many of us, the Memorial Day Weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and a day to remember those that have served our country.  This past Memorial Day weekend, I spent time with an amazing group of 90 young … Continue reading

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In their SHOES

In reflecting on the last couple of weeks, I thought I would write a little bit about some of the people I have chatted with this week. Each week and each day I have the privilege of meeting some very … 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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Understanding Patient Navigation

I recently joined UCF as a Program Associate, responsible for expanding Ulman’s successful Young Adult Patient Navigation Program, launched at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, to new cancer centers.  So, what is patient navigation, why do … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome

For the past couple of months, we have been talking with the Head of Oncology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Towson about getting our services into their hospital to benefit their young adult population. After many meetings, … 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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