Jean Campbell

Speaker Services, Keynote Wellness Speaker

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Phone: 212-727-8477; 646-269-5818
Availability: New York City; National

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Topics: Breast Cancer, Health, Baby Boomers, Wellness, Self-Empowerment, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Women’s Issues

Area: New York City; National

Title: Two-time Breast Cancer Survivor


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Two-time breast cancer survivor reveals the best form of early detection, powerful risk-reducing strategies, and how to navigate through diagnosis and treatment and reinvent yourself in survivorship.

Do you know the crucial life-saving facts about early detection of breast cancer? “Knowledge can make the difference between survival and an unnecessary death sentence,” says two-time survivor Jean Campbell. As founding director of a patient navigator program for the American Cancer Society in New York City, Jean knows first-hand that early detection and intervention is crucial to surviving this dread disease. Her warm, informative, interactive presentations give your group the latest data and breakthroughs available on resources, treatment protocols, and support, and she knows how to engage her audience and set them at ease as she delivers her lifesaving presentations.

Jean has learned from thousands of survivors like herself that the urgent message about breast cancer awareness is most effective when delivered in group settings, both corporate and community. The manager of a nonprofit breast cancer organization, she’s an expert in the physical, emotional, financial, and practical aspects of this disease, from diagnosis through active treatment, and reinventing oneself in survivorship.

This talk is perfect for audiences who want to lower their risk level for getting breast cancer, and for those who are newly diagnosed or have a friend or loved one who has. You’ll understand how to:

  • Manage and cope with fear
  • Adjust to changing self-image
  • Deal with treatment side effects
  • Create a new work schedule
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Modify daily activity schedule
  • Arrange for reliable childcare and manage other everyday issues that must be handled through recovery

Those who are in treatment or recently completed will learn how to:

  • Reinvent themselves in recovery
  • Adjust to life as a survivor
  • Cherish intimate relationships and, if applicable, resume dating
  • Manage fear of cancer returning

“As a two-time survivor—10 years apart—Jean continues to work and volunteer for breast cancer organizations and allied causes, and currently writes her Breast Cancer Expert column for

Everyone leaves Jean Campbell’s energetic, reassuring presentations with risk-reducing lifestyle strategies, knowing how to access early screening and catch this disease before it’s palpable during a breast exam. A Q&A session follows, with handouts that recap the facts, dispel myths, and lead to greater peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Best-fit Audiences

  • Corporations, business groups, nonprofits
  • Baby Boomers, Millennials, retirees
  • Community Organizations
  • Churches, religious/spirituality groups
  • Community organizations
  • Colleges/universities schools youth groups
  • Parents, educators
  • Business and civic groups
  • Libraries, museums
  • Health care groups, hospitals, medical offices
  • Nursing programs, medical centers
  • Caretakers, healers, health workers, cancer survivors
  • Therapists, psychologists, counselors and coaches
  • Women’s groups, career women


Presented as keynotes, breakouts, seminars or workshops, retreats, trainings and Webinars. Jean Campbell is also available as a panel guest or moderator.

Know Your Breast Cancer Risks

There are risks we can do nothing about, such as: gender, age, and having breast tissue and genetic mutations, but there are lifestyle behaviors that increase our risk for breast cancer that can be changed now. Jean Campbell replaces the myths about who is at risk with the facts, and identifies which risks can be lowered and how.

Since breast cancer cannot be prevented, early detection is crucial, and the best possible opportunity for a good prognosis. This presentation covers the details of breast exams, mammography, ultrasound, and genetic testing and counseling. The audience will leave this presentation committed to managing their breast health by lowering their risks for breast cancer, and getting regular breast exams and screenings.

Male Breast Cancer: Detection and Treatment

Every year over 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer and 400+ men die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Jean Campbell reveals which men are at greatest risk, how the disease is detected, and how it is treated. She also discusses the impact on the male patient for dealing with what is commonly recognized as a “woman’s disease.”

Navigating Breast Cancer from Diagnosis to Completing Active Treatment

A diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it an immediate need to make good choices at a time when you are least prepared to do so. Jean Campbell navigates her audience through the process of selecting a facility, a care team, and a treatment plan, and developing a daily activities agenda for the duration of treatment.

Alternative presentation titles

Permission to Live My Dream: All It Took Was Breast Cancer

A New Beginning: Reinventing Yourself in Survivorship

How Can You Help? What to Say to Someone Newly Diagnosed?


Meet Jean Campbell…

In 1999, Jean Campbell was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, and had a lumpectomy and 36 radiation treatments. In 2009, she was diagnosed with a second primary, also an invasive ductal carcinoma, in the opposite breast. She chose to have bilateral mastectomy.

As executive director of a nonprofit breast cancer organization, No Boobs About It, Inc., (, Jean gives breast cancer awareness presentations in post-secondary schools, senior centers, community centers, and corporations within the five boroughs of New York City. She currently writes the Breast Cancer Expert column for at:, on issues important to newly diagnosed women and men.

As the former founding director of the American Cancer Society NYC Patient Navigator Program, Jean spent almost five years in fourteen public and private hospitals meeting with thousands of women and men, either newly diagnosed or in active treatment. In addition to providing comfort and support as a navigator, she linked patients to the free services of the American Cancer Society and its community partners. She has spoken on the organization’s behalf at fund-raising events and given continuing educational seminars to hospital personnel.

During Jean’s career in nonprofit management, she has presented at the Smithsonian Institute, the House Appropriations Committee of Congress, the New York State Senate, and at regional management meetings of the American Cancer Society. As executive director of an international healthcare organization, DEBRA of America, she has spoken at meetings, both nationally and internationally.

Jean has taught master’s level students at Long Island University, NY; business students at Grace Institute, NYC; and medical assistants at Allen School of Health Sciences, NYC.

What people are saying…

“Your many presentations at community centers, hospitals, businesses and schools in Brooklyn carry a message of hope while stressing the need for early detection and intervention in surviving breast cancer.”
—The American Cancer Society Volunteer Navigator Program of Kings County, SUNY Downstate and Brookdale Hospitals

You reached our students; they got the message—young women can and do get breast cancer.”
Allen School for Health Sciences, NYC

Our seniors left your presentation today knowing that being a senior does not protect them from getting breast cancer. They know they still need to get comprehensive breast exams and mammograms.”
Riverway Senior Center, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services

“This certificate of appreciation is given in recognition of your tireless advocacy for women with breast cancer. Your presentations to our community continue to result in many more women coming for breast cancer screenings. You are a life-saver!”
—Metropolitan Hospital Center, NY


Published Work

Writing Credits

* Content writer for websites, blogs, social media sites:,*
* Authored a biography, A Priest and His Parish, 2003 and  Can Santa Find Me on Christmas? A children’s book, 2015
* Staff Writer, New York Nonprofit Press, Trade Paper , 3 years
* Ghost writer – grants (raised 100,000,000), articles, training manuals, business and marketing materials

Published Work

  •, international Internet blog, 2010-Present
  • Cruising in Comfort and Style, Action Online, United Spinal Cord Association, March 2008
  • Biggest Baby Boomer Playground in the Bronx, Bronx County Historical Society, June 2004
  • Summer Prisoner, Mature Living, May 2004
  • One Hundred Fifty Years of Caring for New York City’s Neediest Children, New York Nonprofit Press, December 2003
  • Domestic Violence, a Silent Epidemic; New York Nonprofit Press, October 2003
  • Reducing Recidivism-Youth Released from Riker’s Island, New York Nonprofit Press, July 2003
  • Visions…Proving There Are Many Ways to See, New York Nonprofit Press, June 2003
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY–Birth to End of Life Care), New York Nonprofit Press, March 2004

Content writer for websites, blogs, social media sites:,



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