Breast Cancer Survivorship

Upon completing treatment for your cancer diagnosis, it is understandable that you might have concerns about what happens next. We at University want to make sure that you have the support and guidance you need as you transition from active treatment to “surveillance.” That’s why we provide our breast cancer population with a survivorship nurse.

What does the Breast Cancer Survivorship Nurse do?

The Breast Cancer Survivorship Program offers a personalized treatment summary and survivorship care plan to survivors with a Stage 0 - Stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis. These individualized care plans address each survivor’s individual needs.

At the end of active treatment, you will be contacted about setting up an appointment with our Breast Cancer Survivorship Nurse. During this appointment, you will receive the following:

  • A written record of your cancer treatment
  • Individualized follow-up recommendations
  • Recommendations on how to stay healthy
  • Time to discuss your diagnosis and the treatments you have completed and ask any questions you may have

Your survivorship care plan and appointment are a free service to you.

Meet the Breast Cancer Survivorship Nurse

Ann Badke, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN

Ann has been an employee of University Hospital for 16 years and has worked as the Breast Cancer Survivorship nurse for five years. She attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Augusta University. Dedicated to the field of oncology, Ann is an Oncology Certified Nurse and Certified Breast Care Nurse. She is passionate about patients having the knowledge and awareness of cancer prevention and preparing them to transition back to their day-to-day life. Ann looks forward to congratulating all Breast Health Center patients on being SURVIVORS!