Running on Empty: Fed Up With Fatigue
Cancer-related fatigue can take a toll on every aspect of your life – your mind, body and lifestyle. Seeing friends and family do the things you enjoy in life or in social media posts can make living with fatigue even more distressing because you may feel left out or isolated. Unlike day-to-day exhaustion, cancer-related fatigue impacts more than just your ability to get out of bed in the morning.
During this program presented by our Young Women's Initiative, our expert, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, a nationally- recognized oncology nurse, will discuss practical and medical methods to ease cancer-related fatigue. Ms. Shockney will also offer tools to cope with the social and emotional impacts of living with less energy than before.
A panel of young women with breast cancer will also share their stories and discuss the realities of fatigue for young women living with breast cancer in the age of social media.
A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
This program is supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1U58 DP005403, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 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. Read more.
Samantha Horn was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at 26 years old. Sam is a Living Beyond Breast Cancer Young Advocate alum and now works full-time as a young adult patient navigator for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Read more.
Jamil Rivers was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at age 39. She vigorously researched to learn how to best prepare for cancer. She is in ongoing chemotherapy treatment, improved her nutrition with food and supplements, and now incorporates exercise, yoga, acupuncture and massage. She is doing well and taking it day-by-day. Jamil was recently trained as a Living Beyond Breast Cancer Young Advocate. Read more.