Meet ASCP Patient Champion Cindy Johns

Cindy’s Story

  • Cindy Johns was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 at the age of 45.
  • A certified laboratory professional, Cindy’s understanding of the laboratory helped her know what questions to ask her oncologists and physicians.
  • After her second breast cancer diagnosis, Cindy asked her physician if tumor markers could be drawn more often, rather than the standard protocol of every six months, in order to provide an early indication if the cancer had spread.
  • Tumor markers detected her cancer three more times, twice in her lymph nodes and once in her brain.
  • Cindy currently remains on oral chemotherapy and has her tumor markers checked regularly. She continues to work as a laboratory professional in Florida and enjoys waterskiing, fishing, boating, gardening, and volunteering for her church.

Cindy Johns Shares Her Cancer Story

Cindy Johns is a five-time cancer survivor whose understanding of laboratory tests helped her medical team detect a recurrence of her cancer early.

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