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A message from the new president of CNG: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a time for all of us to redouble our efforts to eradicate the second-leading killer of women in the United States. When my husband and I bought Community News Group in June, we realized we were taking on a big responsibility. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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