Dianne L. Hyman, MSN, RN, OCN
- Oncology nurse and clinical nurse navigator at the Cooper Cancer Institute of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ
- Founder of "Sister Will You Help Me?," a breast cancer support group
- Member of the Camden and Burlington County Cancer Coalitions and Eliminating Health Disparities Task Force
Dianne Hyman is an oncology nurse and clinical nurse navigator at the Cooper Cancer Institute of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, where she helps the newly diagnosed understand and navigate their care. She is dedicated to promoting early detection and screening for breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancers.
In 2001, Ms. Hyman created “Sister Will You Help Me?,” a breast cancer support group that welcomes women of color and faith to share their stories and encourage their peers through support and prayer. The group meets monthly in Camden and Willingboro, NJ.
Ms. Hyman has been recognized with the Nursing Excellence Award from the South Jersey Chapter of the National Black Nurses’ Association, among others. She is a member of the Camden and Burlington County Cancer Coalitions and Eliminating Health Disparities Task Force.
Insomnia and fatigue
Cancer-related insomnia and fatigue are very common with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and can develop for many reasons. Insomnia is difficulty falling and staying asleep. Cancer-related fatigue is significant tiredness, exhaustion, and weakness that is not relieved after sleeping.