Breast Cancer Options is a community-based breast cancer non-profit501C3 organization serving the Hudson Valley, NY and beyond. We are committed to making sure that all people have the information and support they need to make informed health care decisions. We are the largest provider of non-hospital based breast cancer support and education services in the area.
Breast Cancer Options provides direct services in the Hudson Valley counties of Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Orange and Sullivan. All services are free
We welcome calls and provide information no matter where you live!
Learn self massage techniques and receive a massage for women going through breast cancer treatment or treatment side effects. Locations in: COLUMBIA, DUTCHESS, GREENE, ORANGE AND ULSTER COUNTIES.
PEER-LED SUPPORT GROUPS Groups for young survivors, women with stage 4 cancer, newly diagnosed and women who are done with treatment. Locations in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, & Ulster Counties.
Participants are in a welcoming supportive environment where they can find understanding and support. Exploring feelings and fears is an essential part of the coping process. Moving beyond an intellectual understanding of the disease, there are guided discussions about issues specific to women with metastatic breast cancer, including dealing with difficult feelings, living with advanced breast cancer, decreasing stress as well as family night, writing workshops, low‐impact yoga and much more.
PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER IN COLUMBIA & GREENE COUNTIES Sponsored by a grant from Susan G. Komen Northeastern New York
- MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION— The science behind Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction shows it dissipates stress, anxiousness, unhappiness, and feelings of exhaustion. LEARN by experiencing directly- how to gradually settle your mind and enhance natural happiness and contentment using Mindfulness Meditation. Saturday August 27 at noon- Greene County: Catskill Community Center Speaker: Mary Guip, psychiatric nurse, BBA, RN, ERYT-500
- NUTRITION TO CONTROL CANCER: WHAT TO EAT & WHY— Studies show diet, exercise, thoughts, feelings and environmental toxins all influence the initiation, growth and progression of cancer. We can alter how our genes are expressed by changing the inputs that control that expression: Diet, nutrients, phytonutrients, toxins, stress, and other sources of inflammation. Saturday, September 24 at noon Columbia County: Chatham Middle School. Speaker: Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD- breast cancer survivor & physician at the Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox MA
- PHYSICIAN PANEL FROM NY PRESBYTERIAN/LAWRENCE HOSPITAL: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW—This panel will cover topics including: Emerging treatments; Standard of Care for different types of disease; Localized vs. Systemic; Testing for effectiveness of treatments; What to do about treatment side effects; Palliative care…not just for end of life; Discussion on testing for progression using tumor markers and scans should not be done too often and why. October 15 at noon – Columbia County: Hudson. Columbia Greene Community College
- MANAGEMENT OF TREATMENT SIDE EFFECTS— Learn how to manage side effects that result from cancer treatments. Management is important because if you feel better, you are more likely to complete your planned treatments. Learning the facts can help you better cope with them. Saturday October 22 at noon – Greene County: Mountain Top Library
A free sleep away camp for children from 8‐14 who have a mother with breast cancer or have lost their mom to the disease. The campers are in a safe, nurturing and fun‐loving environment. Through activities that are carefully organized by the highly killed staff, the children are given opportunities to talk and share. As with any support group, this lessens their feelings of isolation.
COMPANION/ADVOCATES for Breast Cancer‐Related Medical Visits Trained Survivors accompany newly diagnosed patients to medical visits. A Companion Advocate is there for support, to ensure that important questions get asked and answered and to share their experience. Information is confidential. No medical advice is given.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES CALENDAR An an annual informational digest that looks at risk reduction, diet and lifestyle changes to improve health and reduce harmful exposures. Call for a free copy. Click this link to view: BCO Calendar 2016
- BREAST CANCER RESOURCE GUIDES An informational guide to resources and services in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas
- Guide to Local & National Insurance, Financial and Legal Resources
BCO NEWS Weekly email news updates on all aspects of breast cancer. Register on our website.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CONFERENCE Hear well know experts in the field of integrative medicine talk about risk reduction. See conference page on website. Held at SUNY New Paltz.
BREAST CANCER OPTIONS WEBSITE Information on environmental risk reduction, financial, legal and resources for patients.
Hope Nemiroff Executive Director Breast Cancer Options
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10 Kingston NY 12401
ph: 845/339-HOPE (4673) fax: 845/339-6784
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