Posts Categorized: Cancer

Cigarette Advertising: Hook ‘Em Young

The tobacco industry would shrink significantly if kids stopped smoking. Today, the Great American Smokeout, is the perfect time to remember that limiting young peoples’ exposure to cigarette ads makes it less likely that they will start smoking. Big Tobacco spent $9 billion on US advertising in 2011. Most of these marketing dollars go toward… Read more »

Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Free Event

Advances in breast cancer treatment have made more tissue-sparing procedures possible. Still, some breast cancer patients may need a mastectomy (removal of the breast[s]). Breast cancer reconstruction surgically rebuilds breasts for women who have had one or both breasts removed due to cancer. Various types of techniques are available. It helps for patients to understand… posted in: Breast Cancer, Event, Women's Health tags:


Mondays at Racine

Sisters Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto have helped hundreds of women diagnosed with cancer. Their Islip business, Racine Salon & Spa, has offered free services and supportive therapies to cancer patients one Monday a month since 2004. Ms. Sansone and Ms. DeMolfetto have seen their salon become an impromptu resource center and therapeutic safe haven… posted in: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Event tags:


Free Lung Screening

Current or former smokers between ages 50 and 80 are eligible for a free lung screening in New York metropolitan-area North Shore-LIJ facilities. Early detection matters, because lung cancer is most treatable in its earliest stages. By the time a person has symptoms, lung cancer may have already spread, says the American Lung Association. One… Read more »

Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy
for Gyn Cancer Survivors

Treatment for gynecologic cancer can result in peripheral neuropathy. Join us this Thursday night, 6 to 7 p.m., for Bridge to Survivorship: Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy to learn ways to manage and reduce symptoms of this common side effect. Peripheral neuropathy is a group of symptoms caused by damage to the nerves that transmit information… posted in: Cancer, Event, Women's Health tags:


A New Colorectal Screening Test

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new colorectal screening test called Cologuard. The Cologuard test (or assay) can check stool samples for DNA alterations/abnormalities that are known to happen with colorectal cancer and polyps. This is an exciting new tool that could increase the number of patients who get screened for… Read more »

Should We Have a Tobacco-Free Military?

Do US military service members need tobacco? Many think so, and say it is built in to the “warrior culture.” Despite tobacco’s distinction as the leading cause of preventable death, disease and disability in the US, smoking and chewing it is more socially acceptable in the military than in civilian circles. In fact, nearly 30… Read more »

Nutrition and Cancer Treatment–Free Event

Join us for Nutrition and Cancer Treatment, part of our free Bridge to Survivorship: Gynecologic Cancer Educational Series. The presentation will take place at Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success next Thursday, August 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eating well during cancer treatment can help you feel better and maintain your strength and energy,… Read more »