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For Queer Cancer Survivors, It’s Not All About Pink Ribbons

For Queer Cancer Survivors, It’s Not All About Pink Ribbons

BY WINNIE McCROY | Before you pull out your “I Heart Boobies” bracelet and pink ribbons in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, look at the facts: about 58 percent of women who have mastectomies don’t choose breast reconstruction. Women — especially those who identify as queer — are rejecting the notion that the […]

Innovative Breast Care in the Heart of Chelsea

Innovative Breast Care in the Heart of Chelsea

BY EILEEN STUKANE | October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — but at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Appel-Venet Comprehensive Breast Service (on the main floor of the hospital’s cancer center at 325 W.15th St. in Chelsea) every month and every day is devoted to breast cancer awareness. Chelsea residents are fortunate to have this advanced […]

Survivor’s Story of Will and Courage

Survivor’s Story of Will and Courage

BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO | Breast cancer survivor Lisa Malwitz is living proof of hope after a diagnosis. Malwitz, an office manager at NYC Community Media (Chelsea Now’s parent company), has been cancer-free for two years, and regular doctor’s visits, mammograms, and medication keep the disease in check, but her ordeal has changed her priorities. “I […]

Breasties: How Cancer Diagnosis Can Result in Lifelong Friendships

Breasties: How Cancer Diagnosis Can Result in Lifelong Friendships

BY LENORE SKENAZY | The upside of cancer? Not sure there is one. But there does seem to be one side of cancer that is the opposite of terror, loneliness and pain: the unexpected friendships that grow just like those damn cells. “I was diagnosed pretty young — thirty-one,” says Stacey Gordon, a Bronx native […]

Funny About Cancer

Funny About Cancer

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The moment in life when we realize we’ve become our parents is as shocking, sobering, and fork-in-the-road-decisive as the diagnosis of a potentially fatal disease. Cancer, which sometimes asserts itself alongside other blessings and curses of heredity, doesn’t give you a choice. It does, however, give you plenty of new material […]

From Our Publisher: Why We’re Pink

From Our Publisher:  Why We’re Pink

  A message from the new president of CNG: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a time for all of us to redouble our efforts to eradicate the second-leading killer of women in the United States. When my husband and I bought Community News Group in June, we realized we were taking on a big […]

Maimonides Breast Cancer Center pioneered treatment in New York

Maimonides Breast Cancer Center pioneered treatment in New York

BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO   |  Maimonides Medical Center has pulled off more than a few medical miracles in its illustrious, 103-year history. • It performed the first human heart transplant in the United States — the world’s second. • It developed the first commercial pacemaker. • It conducted the first fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the country, eliminating the […]

Brooklyn breast cancer center gets perfect score

Brooklyn breast cancer center gets perfect score

The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center has been granted a three-year-full accreditation designation, with a score of 100 percent by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The Breast Cancer Center demonstrated perfect compliance, passing 27 out of 27 of the program’s standards, including proficiency in the […]

Popular walk ‘Makes Strides’ towards breast cancer cure

Popular walk ‘Makes Strides’ towards breast cancer cure

BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO  |   Big-hearted New Yorkers raised nearly $6 million for the American Cancer Society in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk last year, bringing us one step closer to a cure. We can all step up the action for walk 2014 at open spaces in all five boroughs on Oct. 19 […]

A survivor’s story of hope

A survivor’s story of hope

BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO  |  Breast cancer survivor Lisa Malwitz is living proof of hope after a diagnosis. Malwitz, an office manager at Community News Group, has been cancer-free for two years, and regular doctor’s visits, mammograms, and medication keep the disease in check, but her ordeal has changed her priorities. “I take time out now […]

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