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Breast Cancer Screening is Still Important During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, elective medical procedures, including cancer screenings, were largely put on hold to prioritize urgent needs and reduce the risk of the spread of [...]

Mammograms and Pregnancy

Mammograms are one of the best ways to detect breast cancer early. Most pregnant women are younger than 40 years old, the common age where screening mammograms are recommended, but [...]

Some Postmenopausal Women with Breast Cancer May Forgo Chemotherapy

Postmenopausal women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer that has spread to a limited number of lymph nodes, and whose recurrence risk is [...]

Are You In A COVID-19 Hot Zone?

Now there’s a resource that can answer that question! There are several COVID-19 zones in New York City and Queens. Use this online COVID-19 zone finder to stay updated on [...]

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How To Do A Testicular Cancer Self-Exam

Did you know April is Testicular Cancer Awareness month? In honor, we thought we’d go over what testicular cancer is, the symptoms and how to do a self-exam. At many [...]

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 [...]

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Black Women and Breast Cancer

A SHAREing & CAREing educator teaching proper breast self-exam technique at a Queens high school. In our work with cancer patients and their caregivers in the underserved and minority populations [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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