Coping After a Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

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Join us as Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb, BSN, RN from Johns Hopkins Medicine discusses how to manage after a colorectal cancer diagnosis. In this session, she will cover understanding diagnoses, shared decision making, managing mental health, talking to family and colleagues, and more.

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Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb, B.S.N., R.N., ONN-CG, is a certified* oncology nurse navigator for the Johns HopkinsWork Stride: Managing Cancer at Work program. Eden provides education and support to employees and their family members when they are faced with a personal cancer diagnosis or when they are caring for someone with a cancer diagnosis. She also works with managers, helping them provide a supportive workplace for their employees who are diagnosed with cancer or are caregivers.

Eden has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1995, beginning in human resources, where she became familiar with employee benefits. She continued to work full time after being diagnosed with cancer, in 1997. Her cancer journey inspired her to become an oncology patient navigator, supporting patients with colorectal cancer.

In 2009, after earning her nursing degree, Eden worked in a variety of adult outpatient oncology settings, focusing on gastrointestinal cancers including colorectal, liver, pancreas, biliary, and abdominal sarcomas. Through her work, Eden has improved the outpatient oncology experience by providing evidence-based practices in education and resources; addressing common issues related to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy; and answering patient questions.
Eden also is the patient advocate on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Colon/Rectal/Anal Cancer Panel and serves on the NCCN Colorectal Cancer Quality Measures Sub- Committee. And she has authored a chapter in the American Cancer Society’s Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer entitled “Taking Care of Practical Matters: Work, Insurance, and Money.”

Eden earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, in 2009.

This webinar took place March 3, 2020.

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