October is Breast Health Month

Vol. 10, No. 3
September, 2000

  • Photodynamic Therapy: A Ray of Hope for Cancer Patients

  • Baclofen Pump Relieves Severe Muscle Stiffness

  • New Intervention Helps Seal Spinal Fractures

  • Winthrop�s Program of Radiography Accepts Applications

  • The Pediatric Special Care Unit
    A Regional Resource for Children Requiring Intensive Care

  • Neonatologist Awarded $2.186 Million for Multi-center Study

  • Prostate Cancer Screening Planned

  • Ambulatory Surgery Unit Now Operational

  • Parent Alert: Four-to-Eight-Year-Olds Need Booster Seats in Cars

  • New Poison Control Website

  • October is Breast Health Month

  • September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

  • Nurse Specialist Group
    An Educational Resource

  • More than 500 Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day

  • Board Member Theodora Hooten Receives Trustee of the Year� Award

  • New Conference Center and Library Dedicated

  • �Evidence-Based Medicine� Training Grant

  • Winthrop President and CEO Honored by Metropolitan Health Administrators� Association

  • Hospital Volunteers Needed

  • An Enchanted Evening

  • Copyright

    Back to Publications

  • Preast Health Awareness will was promoted throughout the month of October by Women�s Health Services at Winthrop, part of the Institute for Family Care. On October 18th, �Women�s Health Forum� � Winthrop�s popular, well-attended health education outreach program � presented �Primary Care after Breast Cancer: Fear versus Fact.� Angela Mitrani-Schwartz, DO discussed the follow-up care and the special needs of women with breast cancer. The program, held in the Winthrop Community Outreach Center at 101 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola, also included a Breast Health Information Fair, with free literature available.

    Women�s Health Services, in cooperation with Winthrop�s Department of Radiology, provided mammograms at no out-of-pocket expenses on two evenings and one Saturday in October. Participants received a clinical breast examination by a physician, a screening mammogram, and instruction in breast self- examination and general breast health practices.

    Finally, Breast Health Awareness Month was observed by Winthrop through its team of walkers in �Making Strides� Against Breast Cancer, the annual fund-raising walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society. �Making Strides,� held Sunday, October 15 at Jones Beach State Park, raised funds for breast cancer research and heightened public awareness of prevention, self-examination, and treatment.

    September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

    Eva Chalas, MD, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Winthrop, advises women to seek medical attention from their gynecologist or primary care physician for any of the following warning signs of gynecologic cancer:
    • A change in bowel or bladder habits
    • A sore that does not heal
    • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge
    • A thickening or lump that either causes pain or can be seen or felt
    • Persistent indigestion
    • Pain in the pelvic area

    For additional information or a physician referral, call Women�s Health Services at 1-888-53-WOMEN.

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