Tag: breast-cancer

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens doctor shares advice on how to spot early signs of breast cancer


Oct. 11, 2023 By Rachel Butler With the month of October shining a light on raising awareness for breast cancer, an expert from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital shared with QNS some common misconceptions that many people have about the disease, as well as advice on how to spot the early signs. Dr. Manmeet Malik is the director of the breast center at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and assistant professor of clinical surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and she works directly with breast cancer patients who are currently battling the disease.   “If you feel a breast mass, thickening of the skin, retraction/dimpling of the…
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Organizer of ‘Pink in the Park’ reflects on this year’s breast cancer event in Whitestone


Oct. 10, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan For the fourth annual Pink in the Park Ribbon Dedication and Walk in Whitestone’s Francis Lewis Park, hundreds gathered in solidarity with survivors and to remember the lives lost to breast cancer.  “This year by far was the biggest event, and it started very small,” said Dorian Mecir, one of the organizers of the event held on Sunday Oct. 1, which marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  It was put together by the same women who make up Friends of Francis Lewis Park, a group dedicated to maintaining the park with weekly…
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Maurer Foundation continuing to provide critical breast cancer education


Oct. 9, 2023 By QNS News Team It wasn’t until the early 1990s that breast cancer came into the mainstream. Prior to then, it was a hidden disease and taboo topic amongst those in America. Recognizing the need amongst patients of her Long Island practice for basic breast health education, breast surgeon Dr. Virginia Maurer established the Maurer Foundation in 1995. At first, she reached only the patients in her waiting room, but the need continued to grow. The Maurer Foundation is now in over 80% of schools on Long Island, educating more than 460,000 individuals. Now, it is expanding…
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Lenox Hill Radiology in Elmhurst hosting breast cancer screening event May 20

May. 10, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Elmhurst location for Lenox Hill Radiology, in partnership with EmblemHealth, will be holding a special Mother’s Day breast cancer screening event on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to receiving free mammograms, women will also each get a free massage and manicure. Lenox Hill…
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