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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 […]

Self-exams key to early detection

Self-exams key to early detection

BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO  |  Early detection is crucial to successful breast cancer treatment. Protect yourself with these life-saving tips from Maimonides Medical Center, the American Cancer Society, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: • Women should begin screenings at age 40 and have repeat mammograms every one to two years. • All women 50 and […]

Big-hearted bikers take their breast cancer fi ght on the road

Big-hearted bikers take their breast cancer fi ght on the road

BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO  |  Cheryl Schafer has stage-four breast cancer and goes for grueling chemotherapy every three weeks, but that didn’t stop the plucky Canarsie native from donning a crash helmet and jumping on a chopper last month to raise cash for the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center in Sunset Park — Brooklyn’s only medical facility […]

Cancer specialist talks milestones in healthcare

Cancer specialist talks milestones in healthcare

BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO  |  A patient of Dr. Michael Theodorakis, a cancer and blood specialist on Long Island, was stunned to learn that the lump on his chest was breast cancer. “He had no idea. He thought breast cancer was a woman’s disease,” said the oncologist and hematologist at North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates in […]

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