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.

What happens when you wait to have breast reconstruction following mastectomy?

by Hannah Leatherbury, Education Contributor Perhaps you or someone you know has gotten one of the 78,000 mastectomies that are performed every year in the United States as part of a breast cancer treatment plan. Were you, or your loved … Continue reading

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CSC presents distress screening tool CancerSupportSource at NCCN Meeting

Cancer Support Community was honored to present information about one of our newest innovations, CancerSupportSource™ (CSS) at this year’s NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™ School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business. The session was the last in a … Continue reading

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When doctors use words we don’t understand

by Hannah Leatherbury, Education Contributor It can sometimes be difficult to understand what your doctor is saying, especially when you receive a cancer diagnosis. Perhaps you’ve had an experience when you went to a doctor for help and left feeling … Continue reading

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CSC Team trains Patient Advocate Foundation case managers

  This morning, Ivy Ahmed and Mitch Golant completed a training of Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) case managers in Newport News, VA and via teleconference across the US.  We focused on CSC’s robust programs and resources including the affiliate network, … Continue reading

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