Making Sense of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Written by: Julie McMahon | Director of Mission at Komen Columbus In 2015, both the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released guidelines for the recommended age of regular mammography. ACS raised its age recommendation for women of average risk to 45, while USPSTF recommends 50 for the same … More Making Sense of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Over My Head Boutique

Over My Head Boutique specializes in caring for women who are going through hair loss or have undergone breast cancer surgery. Over My Head has been located on the Riverside Methodist Hospital campus, inside the Bing Cancer Center since 2012. The shop was previously located in Upper Arlington where it opened in 1998, focusing primarily … More Over My Head Boutique

Ask the Exercise Physiologist: Amanda Putnam

In a previous  Survivor Newsletter* we offered survivors the opportunity to ask questions regarding exercise during and post treatment and surgery. We’re fortunate to have Amanda Putnam from Mount Carmel Cardiac Rehabilitation answer some of the questions submitted. *Sign up for our survivor-only newsletter here. Q1: Where should I focus my time, cardio or weight lifting? … More Ask the Exercise Physiologist: Amanda Putnam

Ask the Genetic Counselor: Lindsey Byrne

In August’s Survivor Newsletter* we offered survivors the opportunity to ask questions regarding genetic counseling to Lindsey Byrne, a licensed genetic counselor at OhioHealth. Below are some questions we received and Lindsey’s response. *Sign up for our survivor-only newsletter here. Q1: What does “family history” really mean? A1: When we take a family history we ask about cancer history … More Ask the Genetic Counselor: Lindsey Byrne

Ask the Lymphedema specialists: Emily Naderer & Lauren Carity

In June’s Survivor Newsletter* we offered survivors the opportunity to ask questions  regarding lymphedema to certified lymphedema therapists Emily Naderer and Lauren Carity from Mount Carmel. Below are some questions we received and their responses. *Sign up for our survivor-only newsletter here. Q1: What is lymphedema? What causes it? A1: The best way to explain lymphedema is to first understand the anatomy … More Ask the Lymphedema specialists: Emily Naderer & Lauren Carity

Ask the Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Jason Lichten

  In March’s Survivor Newsletter* we offered survivors the opportunity to ask questions  regarding reconstruction after breast cancer to Dr. Jason Lichten, a plastic surgeon at Central Ohio Plastic Surgery Inc. Below are some questions we received and Dr. Lichten’s response. *Sign up for our survivor-only newsletter here. Q1: What is the approximate “life expectancy” … More Ask the Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Jason Lichten

We have a chance to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients

Written by, Julie McMahon Director of Mission at Komen Columbus More than a quarter of the cancer drugs in the research pipeline today are intended as oral drugs. Unfortunately, insurance practices have not kept up with advancements in science. Insurance companies typically cover intravenous administered therapies as a medical benefit, under which most patients only … More We have a chance to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients