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My husband and I are both Cancer survivors. He lost a kidney to Kidney Cancer in 1982 and I developed Stage Two Breast Cancer in 1989 and had a Mastectomy ( with chemotherapy ) and then had a recurrence in 1992 ( with Radiation). I tolerated both treatment protocols well, but emotionally I had changed.

I made a promise to myself and to my family that I would do everything in my power to learn about this dreaded disease and prevent it from occurring in our lives. To that end, I have been engaged in a number of organizations that work diligently to eradicate Cancer in our lifetime.

I was a Founding Member and Past President of the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, former member of The Health Strategies Council of Georgia and Coordinator of the Cancer Survivor Leadership Council of Georgia, which, unfortunately, is no longer functioning.

Today I am very happily serving as a member of Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control ( GC3) Plan Steering Team and have served on the GC3 Survivorship working group since 2013. In 2014, I was invited to serve on the Georgia CORE Survivorship Advisory Board.

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Guest Editorial: A three-time cancer survivor should not get COVID-19, but I did

Cancer patients and survivors should not get COVID-19. A three-time cancer survivor should definitely not get COVID. But I did. And it was not good. Here is my story and the lessons I learned that might be of value to others.

1/19/2021

Survivors helping others survive

Three women, three cancer survivorship journeys, three missions resulting in nonprofits started to help and support others fighting cancer.

11/03/2020

Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

GASCO encourages all our members and members of the survivorship community to view the new video produced by the Medical Association of Georgia as the November offering of their "Top Docs" program.

12/04/2020

 Screening & Genetics

Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization

Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of Georgia CORE. Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring.

12/07/2020

 About

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.

7/08/2020

Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

11/09/2020

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.