Nationally recognized as Cancer Survivor Month, June is a time to celebrate all cancer survivors. It's a chance to recognize the 17 million cancer survivors living in the United States, and their family and friends who have supported them along the way.
“I think what's changed is just peace of mind. I know someone's there. I can go look at my information, I can ask questions and get answers …. that peace of mind just never existed in my life when it came to health care.”
Established in 2015 through a multi-disciplinary collaboration, the Johns Hopkins Primary Care for Cancer Survivors (PCCS) program was created to address the unique needs of cancer survivors through the lens of primary care. The PCCS prioritizes coordination of care, with our physicians communicating with the cancer team and sub-specialists to provide a collaborative plan for cancer survivors. Our goal at the PCCS is to treat the whole person in the context of their cancer history, while managing potential late and long-term effects of cancer treatment, as well as any other medical problems.
Located across the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center and Greenspring Station, our 6 internists’ clinical expertise for cancer survivors is combined with their roles as teachers and researchers, reflecting the tripartite mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine -- patient care, teaching, and research. By providing meaningful, patient-centered care for cancer survivors, the PCCS program is a national model of primary-care based cancer survivorship care.
In honor of National Cancer Survivor Month, please consider supporting our Primary Care for Cancer Survivors program this June. Your support will enable us to continue our clinical, educational, and research efforts.
For more information on the Primary Care for Cancer Survivors program, please visit our website at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gim/clinical/general-medicine/cancer-survivors-clinic.html