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Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Support Group Survey

by Joy Simha

One of our member organizations, The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is conducting an online survey.  The purpose of this survey is to better understand the long term benefits as identified by participants in breast cancer support groups.  This survey will identify common reasons for attending a support group, their identified […]

Don’t Go Alone by Bob Riter

by Joy Simha

Posted on January 16, 2016 by Bob Riter Reprinted from the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes Region It’s important to have someone with you at doctor’s appointments when you’re dealing with a cancer diagnosis. I’ve written in the past that people often experience a brain freeze when they are first diagnosed. They hear […]

YSC Introduces New Rise Program

by Joy Simha

One of our member organizations, The Young Survival Coalition, (YSC) has just selected 10 young women who will be trained to be the next generation of breast cancer advocates. YSC has been the voice for young women affected by breast cancer since its inception in 1998, and now they are educating and empowering women to represent their constituents in […]

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

by Joy Simha

Contributed by SHARE By Gail Garfield Schwartz – September 8, 2009 A breast cancer diagnosis of “triple negative” can leave you—as it did me—feeling helpless and clueless.  The received wisdom is that Triple Negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a particularly threatening cancer type for which there is seldom a good outcome.  But as usual, received […]

The New York State Breast Cancer Support and Education Network Welcomes Joy Simha as Executive Director

by Joy Simha

Inquiries: [email protected] New York, September 20, 2015:   The New York State Breast Cancer Support and Education Network (NYSBCSEN) is excited to welcome Joy Simha as Executive Director, effective October 1, 2015. Joy joins the Network with more than 20 years of breast cancer advocacy experience and a background in corporate communications, marketing and multimedia […]

SHARE

by Joy Simha

is a non profit organization that provides dedicated, experienced support for women facing breast and ovarian cancers and their caregivers. All of our supportive services are provided by survivors and caregivers who’ve been there.   SHARE was founded in 1976, when breast specialist Dr. Eugene Thiessen brought breast cancer patients and survivors together to support one […]

Using Complementary Therapies With Conventional Treatments

by Joy Simha

Our member organization, Breast Cancer Options contributed the following article: The terms “complementary medicine” and “alternative medicine” often are used interchangeably. However, though they sometimes refer to the same modalities, the two are very different.   Complementary medicine is used together with traditional Western medicine. Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. Many patients […]

The NIEHS highlights the Important Work of our Member Organizations

by Joy Simha

Karen Miller and Laura Weinberg – Bringing Breast Cancer Education to Underserved Groups August 20, 2015 Breast cancer advocates, Karen Miller and Laura Weinberg. For more than 20 years, breast cancer advocates Karen Miller and Laura Weinberg have worked with communities on Long Island, New York and surrounding areas. Together, they facilitate breast cancer education […]

It’s time to Bag the Bag

by Joy Simha

From Environmental Advocates of New YorkFrom Environmental Advocates of New York We’ve all seen them – plastic bags drifting down the street, caught in trees and bushes, and floating in water. New York City is currently working on legislation introduced by NYC Councilmember Brad Lander to curb the city’s dependence on single-use plastic bags. His […]