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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 fight on the road

Big-hearted bikers take their breast cancer fight 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 […]

Man survives rare case of breast cancer

Man survives rare case of breast cancer

BY JUAN SOTO  |  Sebastian Aloi was in shock when he was diagnosed with breast cancer. He had no symptoms. “I didn’t even know men could get breast cancer,” the 71-year-old Nassau resident said.  Breast cancer is a very rare disease in men. In 2014, about 2,360 males will have the disease, compared to 232,670 […]

Breast Cancer Symptoms, What are they?

Breast Cancer Symptoms, What are they?

Breast cancer is a disease that claims the lives of so many people. Although many deaths cannot be prevented due to the severity and late stage of the breast cancer, early diagnosis goes a long way to improving mortality rates and sending individuals into remission faster. Knowing the symptoms of breast cancer can help women […]

Early detection of breast cancer can improve survival

Early detection of breast cancer can improve survival

Early detection of breast cancer can improve survival rates and lessen the severity of treatment options. Routine mammograms are essential to catching signs of breast cancer early on, but so can home-based breast exams. Over the years there has been some debate about the effectiveness of breast self-exams. Different breast cancer organizations have different views […]

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