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, Sullivan & Orange. All services are free
We welcome calls and provide information no matter where you live!
5 free sessions for women going through breast cancer treatment or treatment side effects. Locations in: COLUMBIA, DUTCHESS, GREENE, ORANGE, PUTNAM AND ULSTER COUNTIES.
PEER 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, Sullivan & Ulster Counties.
RETREAT FOR WOMEN WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER
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 discussion groups, writing workshops, low‐impact yoga, acupuncture sessions and much more.
A free sleep away camp for children from 8‐14 who have a parent with breast cancer. 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 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 2013
BREAST CANCER RESOURCE GUIDES
Weekly email news updates on all aspects of breast cancer. Register on our website.
COMPLEMENTARY 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.
Executive Director Breast Cancer Options
NYSBCSEN has created a comprehensive Resource Guide, which consolidates the important information about how to get help using the New York State of Health.