COVID-19 Information

We at Komen Columbus want to first take this opportunity to thank all medical professionals who are working around the clock to treat those affected by the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

In these uncertain times, we have received numerous questions regarding how and when to access breast health care in the coming weeks and months. Here are some useful tools for your use.

 

Your Breast Health and COVID-19

Mammograms
In an effort to minimize exposure and free up needed health capacity to deal with COVID-19, Susan G. Komen suggests healthy women of average risk delay routine breast cancer screening until later this year. Read more about Komen’s statement here. 
 
Set a reminder:
Use Susan G. Komen’s mammogram reminder tool to remind yourself to reschedule your mammogram
 
Displaying Warning Signs?
If you are displaying warning signs for breast cancer, contact your health provider right away to determine your next steps.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
Warning signs for breast cancer are not the same for all women. The most common signs are changes to the look or feel of the breast. See a doctor if you notice any change in your breast.
Learn more about the warning signs for breast cancer here. 

Support for patients in active treatment

Our Care Coordinators are here to help! If you or someone you know is struggling with your care or treatment plans due to recent events – Komen is here for you. Reach out to our Care Coordinators, Alyncia and Laura, to receive assistance. 
Alyncia Mason
Programs Manager
614-942-1216
Laura Grueser
Southeast Ohio Patient Navigator
614-942-1229
In addition to the services our Care Coordinators provide, here are some resources for breast cancer patients.


The 2020 Komen Columbus Race For The Cure

In light of recent events, the board and team at Komen Columbus have made the difficult decision to reschedule the 2020 Komen Columbus Race For The Cure. We believe it to be in the best interest of our loyal participants to reschedule this year’s event to a time later in the year when conditions are favorable to hold our event which hosts 20,000 survivors, co-survivors, and supporters of Komen annually.
More details will follow soon as we assess the situation. We thank you for your patience and continued support of Susan G. Komen Columbus.

 

How you can keep connected

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Susan G. Komen National Helpline
The Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline offers education, psychosocial support and information on resources for patients and their loved ones.
You can call the helpline
directly at 1-877-465-6636 or send an email to helpline@komen.org.


Webinars

Komen Columbus Virtual Yoga with Survivor Michele Faith
Take time to de-stress and reduce your anxiety at home through a 30-minute virtual yoga session led by Michele Faith – breast cancer survivor and owner of Yoga oM. Watch the full class here!

 

Komen Northeast Ohio COVID 19 and patient coping webinar
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Komen Northeast Ohio will be offering a series of FREE virtual webinars in the coming weeks focused on topics important to breast cancer patients and survivors. This webinar, led by Kerri Mazzone, LCSW, will focus on coping with patients/survivors caused by the pandemic. Kerri will also cover the precautions health systems are taking to keep patients safe, fear, anxiety, and isolation.

Watch the full Webinar here!

 

Breast Cancer Patient Virtual Support Network
We recognize that patients may not have access to their normal in-person support groups right now, and invite you to join us in a virtual space, each Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Both early stagers and patients with advanced breast cancer are welcome. A clinical facilitator and mental health facilitator will be present. Join at: https://zoom.us/j/852404905

 

Check back regularly for more webinars and classes!