Author Archives: Ivy Ahmed

About Ivy Ahmed

Ivy Ahmed is the Vice President of Education and Outreach at the Cancer Support Community. In this position she oversees the development, promotion and implementation of national CSC education programs. She also oversees the development of online educational materials and national professional outreach related to education programs. Ivy has over 15 years in public health and has worked in both the private and public sectors promoting cancer education. She served as a health educator and case manager with the District of Columbia’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and as the health communications manager with Lockheed Martin on a contract to support to the NCI’s Cancer Information Service. Ivy holds two degrees from the George Washington University, a Bachelor in Literature and a Master of Public Health.

Diagnosed with lung cancer? You are not alone.

Learning that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer may cause you to feel many emotions. Fortunately there are many resources available to help people understand the diagnosis, learn about treatment options and side effect management … Continue reading

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Being there for breast cancer

by Hannah Leatherbury, Education Contributor The first time I remember hearing the word “cancer,” I was in elementary school. My dad was talking to his sister on the phone and his voice changed when he said the word. As a … Continue reading

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Living with Myelofibrosis

Today is Myelofibrosis Awareness Day, but what is Myelofibrosis, anyway? Myelofibrosis (MF) is considered to be a rare form of blood cancer, and a chronic, progressive disease. “Fibrosis” indicates scarring within bone marrow, which results in an interference to blood … Continue reading

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Living healthy with cancer

by Hannah Leatherbury, Education Contributor Yesterday, I met a woman who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 36. The disease ran in her family, but she never thought it would happen to her, and certainly not at her age. … Continue reading

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When you suspect that your patient has liver cancer

by Hannah Leatherbury, Education Contributor You recently saw a patient with one or more of the following symptoms: •    A hard lump or swelling on the right side of the abdomen, just below the ribs •     Pain or discomfort … Continue reading

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