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Winthrop University Hospital - Department of Urology, hosts a Prostate Cancer Educational Program & Moderated Question and Answer Session the second Wednesday of every month. The meetings are held at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300 Franklin Avenue, Suite ML-5 in Garden City. The education program which starts at 6:30 pm, features a different speaker and topic each month and is opened to all interested individuals. The question and answer session, held at 7:30 PM, is moderated by a nurse navigator and physician assistant affiliated with Winthrop's Department of Urology. This Q & A will service as an open discussion to address any and all questions relating to prostate cancer. It will be an excellent avenue through which newly diagnosed patients can learn about treatment options and patient experiences; the moderators will also address questions from those currently undergoing treatment. Individuals may attend the lecture and/or the question and answer session, however, seating is limited and reservations are suggested. To reserve a space or for further information, please call (516) 663-2316 or email

Genitourinary Oncology Nurse Navigator

A cancer diagnosis is a life altering experience that can result in physical, emotional and financial strains that affect both patients and their loved ones. The Genitourinary Oncology Nurse Navigator offers  individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers helping them throughout all phases of their  cancer experience.

At no cost to you, the Genitourinary Oncology Nurse Navigator will:

  • Facilitate the coordination of testing, treatment and follow up care
  • Educate patients and their loved ones about treatment options
  • Provide emotional support and guidance
  • Identify and assist with accessing financial, legal and community support services
  • Serve as a liaison for the cancer patient and family with physicians and other health care providers
  • Facilitate access to research trials 

To utilize any of these services or to speak with the Genitourinary Oncology Nurse Navigator please contact:

Tara Simon RN, BSN, OCN

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