Sweet Dreams: Tips to Help you Sleep Better (Part 1)

Like children, adults may need to take conscious steps to relax ourselves and tuck ourselves into bed at night. When insomnia creeps in, use this tip guide to create a comfortable sleep environment—including a routine of relaxing activities–to help you get the rest you need. Wake up at the same time each day and go [...]

Black Women and Breast Cancer

In our work with cancer patients and their caregivers in the underserved and minority populations throughout Queens, we have learned that health and health care are not the same for everyone. Unfortunately, through all stages of breast cancer—prevention, diagnosis, and treatment—women of color have serious disadvantages when compared to white women and the trend shows [...]

New York State Breast Density Law Creates Cancer Screening Awareness

If you’ve received a mammogram anytime within the last 3 years, you may have questions about a new section in the results about breast density. Since 2013, mammogram results from New York state mammography providers may include the following wording: Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense breast tissue is very common [...]

19 Healthy High School Breast Cancer Awareness & Fundraising Ideas

When we visit Queens-area high schools for our Be A Friend To Your Mother breast cancer education workshops, we love it when schools get involved by doing additional awareness activities and fundraising. School-wide activities that get students engaged outside the classroom can be a great way to get deeper understanding of breast cancer prevention skills [...]

Tips For Your First Mammogram

According to cancer screening guidelines, if you're over 40, or if you have a family history of breast cancer, it's time to start thinking about getting an annual mammogram. A mammogram is a x-ray picture of the breast and is used to screen for breast cancer. When it's used to check for breast cancer in [...]

How A Patient Navigator Can Improve Cancer Treatment & Empower Patients

A week ago, SHAREing & CAREing received this message from a frustrated patient: I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The first surgeon suggested was stopping practice, the next is out of network. I got an oncologist in the network, but I was told to get a referral from a surgeon first. My appointment for the [...]

6 Tips for Dealing with Everyday Anxiety

Here at SHAREing & CAREing we are very familiar with anxiety. However, you don’t have to be struggling with a cancer diagnosis to be impacted. Anxiety triggers exist in our everyday lives. Whether you’re preparing to take the high school equivalency exam or dealing with a difficult family situation over the holidays, grappling with unemployment or [...]

High School Outreach Program at Maspeth High School

On November 15 and 16, 2016, SHAREing & CAREing conducted Be a Friend to Your Mother outreach programs at Maspeth High School. We led ten presentations over the course of two days, and had a total attendance of 889 students and staff. The programs were presented by S&C Program Manager Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, ACE; Linda [...]

Cancer Screenings in Queens, at Every Age

Confused by cancer screening recommendations? Not sure where to go for cancer screenings in Queens? SHAREing & CAREing can help! As of fall 2016, this chart reflects the most recent and trusted recommendations of medical experts, including the American Cancer Society and the Center for Disease Control. Keep in mind that all of the following [...]

How To Do A Breast Self-Exam

In the course of our outreach we meet many women concerned about breast cancer. Some have had family members touched by it, and so have a higher risk of being diagnosed. Some women actually come to us with lumps they've detected already. And many are underinsured or uninsured. The good news is that simple self-exam [...]

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