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Breast Health Education Forum

October 26, 2020
7:00-8:00 pm

Huntington Hospital experts, Dr. Erna Busch- Devereaux, Chief of Breast Surgery and Dr. Mark Smith, Vice Chairman, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, will present virtually on breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction. In partnership with the Katz Institute for Women’s Health.

Please join us – register now for this virtual event.

Breast Cancer Webinar Series

October 27, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm

Mather Hospital HealthyU Webinar Series offers an online webinar on breast reconstruction with Friedman Center surgeon, Dr. Adam Perry. At Northwell Health, the Friedman Center’s partner health system, Dr. Perry also serves as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Southside Hospital.

Please join us – register now for this virtual event.

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Support Groups

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Breast Cancer Support Groups at Northwell Health

Bridge To Survivorship – Breast Cancer

A program for breast cancer survivors who have completed active treatment and are seeking information and support to help them face the new journey of being cancer survivors MONTER CANCER CENTER
450 LAKEVILLE ROAD
LAKE SUCCESS, NY 11040

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Meetings held every other month, 6pm – 7:30pm, depending on speaker availability
  • Meets in the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for exact dates
  • Preregistration required

Sandra Caparco, LMSW, OSW-C, at (516) 734-8744

Islip Breast Cancer Coalition Support Group


MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Held on the third Tuesday of every month
  • Meetings occur at the Bay Shore Brightwaters Library at 7pm
  • Preregistration not required
  • Please call for exact dates and times

Dannielle Geraghty at (631) 968-7424

Email: [email protected]

Sisters of Greater Long Island

An African-American breast cancer survivors organization Huntington HoSpitaL
270 park avenue
Huntington, nY 11743

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Huntington Hospital group meets at 7pm on the fourth Monday of each month at the Gillies conference room 1
  • Preregistration not required

Sisters of Greater Long Island; Amityville

Meets on the second Monday of each month nortH aMitYviLLe Senior Center
48C Cedar road
aMitYviLLe, nY 11701/td>

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Breast Cancer Support Group I

For newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, up to one year post-diagnosis HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
1 NORTH LOUNGE
HUNTINGTON, NY 11743

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Preregistration not required

Joyce Davis, RN, at (631) 547-6385

Breast Cancer Support Group II

Informal discussion for women diagnosed with breast cancer for more than one year HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
1 NORTH LOUNGE
HUNTINGTON, NY 11743

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Meets every third Thursday each month, except in July and August, from 7pm to 9pm
  • Location: Admin conference room 2
  • Preregistration not required

Toni Lico at (631) 757-4581

Grupo De Apoyo De Mujeres Latinas Con Cancer En Los Senos

Ultimo viernes de cada mes, de 7pm a 9 pm Brentwood Senior Center
16 SeCond avenue
Brentwood, nY

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Ultimo viernes de cada mes, de 7pm a 9 pm

Maria O. Gonzalez at (631) 951-6908

On Treatment Breast Cancer Group

Call for meeting information at CfaM; entranCe d
450 LakeviLLe road
Lake SuCCeSS, nY 11042

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Call for meeting information
  • Preregistration not required
  • Northwell Health Department of Radiation Medicine

Gina DiVincenzo, LCSW-R, OSW-C, at (516) 321-3009

Pink Warriors Of Staten Island Breast Cancer Support Group

If you are a woman coping with breast cancer, cancer services at Staten Island University Hospital has a special group for you Staten iSLand univerSitY HoSpitaL
MediCaL artS paviLion (Map BuiLding)
great rooM, 2nd fLoor
242 MaSon avenue
Staten iSLand, nY 10305

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Family members are welcome and refreshments will be served
  • Preregistration not required
  • Please call for further support group dates

For further information, please call the Cancer Hotline at (718) 226-8888

Caregivers Support at Northwell Health

Caregiver Support Group: Who Takes Care Of The Caregiver?

This group is for caregivers to discuss their needs, concerns and questions that need to be answered
Staten iSLand univerSitY HoSpitaL naLitt inStitute for CanCer & BLoodreLated diSeaSeS LiBrarY ConferenCe rooM, 2nd fLoor 256C MaSon avenue Staten iSLand, nY 10305

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Please call for more dates
  • Preregistration not required

Loretta DeSimone at (718) 226-8888

People Living With Cancer & Caregivers Support Group

Call for required preregistration MONTER CANCER CENTER
450 LAKEVILLE ROAD
LAKE SUCCESS, NY 11042

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Support group meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for required preregistration

Leora Rezak, LMSW, OSW – C at (516) 734-8816

Caregiver Support Group: Lenox Hill

Lenox Hill Hospital aron Board rooM 130e
77tH Street
new York, nY 10075

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Second Wednesday of each month – 4pm – 5pm

Please call the Department of Patient Care Management at (212) 434-3060 to confirm dates and for more information

Caregiver Support Group: Bay Shore

First Wednesday of each month SoutHSide HoSpitaL 301
eaSt Main Street
BaY SHore, nY 11706

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • First Wednesday of each month – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

For more information, please call (631) 968-3400.

Long Island Breast Cancer Support Groups

Manhasset Women’s Coalition

MWCABC funds breast cancer research and offers support services to women who have breast cancer. Their all-volunteer organization hosts events, fundraisers, and support groups.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition

The Great Neck BCC funds breast cancer research, including prevention research, and promotes advocacy for individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalitio

The BBCC provides educational programming to reduce the incidence of breast and gynecological cancers and offers direct patient and family services to those who have been diagnosed. 218 n. weLLwood ave, Suite #2 LindenHurSt, nY 11757

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Long Beach Breast Cancer Coalition

The LBBCC is committed to helping women get access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment for breast cancer.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Nancy Marx Wellness Center JCC
(All Religions)

The Nancy Marx Wellness Center provides a range of services focused on providing emotional support for those affected by cancer

Islip Breast Cancer Coalition

The IBCC has multiple programs geared toward community outreach and education as well as scientific and environmental research on breast cancer and other women’s cancers.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition

The WIBCC provides support services to women in treatment or post-mastectomy as well as education, advocacy, and outreach in the community weSt iSLip BreaSt CanCer CoaLition 735 Montauk HwY weSt iSLip, nY 11795

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Contact: 631-669-7770
Website: www.wibcc.org
Email: [email protected]

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

The HBCAC focuses on prevention methods while actively helping those facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Huntington aCtion
CoaLition 900
waLt wHitMan rd.,
LL12 MeLviLLe nY 11747

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Contact: 631-547-1518
Website: www.hbcac.org
Email: [email protected]

Brentwood Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalition
(Hispanic Population)

The Brentwood Bay Shore BCC is a community outreach and research organization focused on educating community members about monitoring, prevention, and treatment

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Contact: English: 631-273-9252
Spanish: 631-951-6908

Website: www.bbsbcc.org
Email: [email protected]

Mid-Nassau Lend a Helping Hand

The Mid-Nassau LAHH provides free services for women living with breast cancer. Mid-naSSau Lend a HeLping Hand 53 eaSt MerriCk road #101 freeport, nY 11520

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

NY Regional Breast Cancer Support Groups

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program

The Adelphi NY Statewide BC Hotline & Support Program provides information and support for people with concerns about breast cancer and those with a breast cancer diagnosis.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Pink Aid

Pink Aid provides screenings and financial help for underserved women with breast cancer.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

SHARE
(NYC-based Support Meetings)

SHARE is a national nonprofit focused on providing care, support, and education for women with breast cancer, especially those in medically underserved communities. 165 weSt 46tH Street,
Suite 712
new York, nY 10036

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

National Breast Cancer Support Group Organizations with Local Chapters

Sharsheret
(Jewish Population)

Sharsheret provides education and support for Jewish women and families with an increased genetic risk for breast cancer. SHarSHeret 10 eaSt 40tH Street, 28tH fLoor new York, nY 10016

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Bright Pink
(Women Under 40)

Bright Pink empowers women to learn about their risk for breast and ovarian cancer and take proactive steps.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

CancerCare

CancerCare is a national nonprofit providing free support services and information for cancer patients and their families.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Contact: 800-227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org/

Breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Young Survival Coalition

Young Survival Coalition is an international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
(Hereditary Cancer Population)

FORCE creates awareness, builds support, and provides information for those with an elevated hereditary risk of breast or ovarian cancer.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Contact: Toll-free Helpline 866-288-RISK (7475)
Website: www.facingourrisk.org
Email: [email protected]

Cancer 101

Cancer101’s mission is to empower cancer patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnoses from the moment they learn they have cancer, a recurrence or metastases through ten years of follow-up care.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Komen Foundation

As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Contact: 877-465-6636
Website: ww5.komen.org

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

LBBC is a national education and support organization whose goal is to improve your quality of life and help you take an active role in your ongoing recovery or management of breast cancer, regardless of educational background, social support or financial means.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to helping women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

Online Only Support Groups

Patients Like Me

An online network created by United Healthcare that connects patients with the same conditions to share experiences and discuss treatment options www.patientslikeme.com

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Contact Form: https://www.patientslikeme.com/about/contact

Inspire

A network of online communities dedicated to specific conditions. For both patients and caregivers. www.inspire.com

MEETING & CONTACT INFO

  • Contact Form: https://www.inspire.com/contact/
  • Email [email protected] or call (800) 945-0381

Don’t see a support group near you? Reach out to us at [email protected] for assistance.

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