Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS
University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Johns Hopkins University
- Author, public speaker, registered nurse and university distinguished service professor of breast cancer at Johns Hopkins University
- Co-developer of the Johns Hopkins Managing Cancer at Work Program
- Co-founder of AONN+
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, is a registered nurse, a professor in the departments of surgery and gynecology, and a university distinguished service professor of breast cancer at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She also serves as the director of the Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs and administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. She is the co-creator of the Johns Hopkins Managing Cancer at Work Program.
Ms. Shockney has had breast cancer twice in the past and works tirelessly to improve the care of people with breast cancer around the world. She is a published author and nationally-recognized speaker on cancer with a focus on cancer survivorship. She has written 15 books and more than 250 articles on the subject, and serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship.
Outside of her work at Johns Hopkins, Ms. Shockney is also the founder and director of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the consultant for breast cancer for national ABC News and Good Morning America. She is also regularly consulted by the Today Show and CNN. She serves on 34 medical advisory boards and has received 46 national awards and 6 state awards, including being inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame, being recognized with the Women in Business Healthcare Trailblazer Award, and receiving the Johnson & Johnson Most Amazing Nurse in America award.
How ending treatment may impact your emotions
When initial treatment ends, you and your caregivers may feel relief that you’ve made it through all the appointments, medicines, and physical demands of breast cancer. You might also feel adrift or lost because you’re not seeing your providers as often.
Seeing a professional
Talking with a professional who understands the emotional impact of breast cancer can help at any time. Look for someone you trust and feel comfortable talking to.
Your medical team
Your healthcare providers are a key part of your support team. Many hospitals take a team-based approach to care, meaning your providers work together to follow your case and meet regularly to discuss your treatment.