Section: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center News

The Frederick B. Cohen MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at NBIMC’s FREE Breast Cancer Screening

10/28/2014

An Annual Community Event For Over 25 Years

(NEWARK, NJ – October 28, 2014) Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths of women in the United States. To combat it, we are on a Pink Crusade, hosting our Free Breast Cancer Screening this Saturday, Nov. 1. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to Noon at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ. Participants will receive instructions on breast health and breast self-examination (BSE), a clinical breast examination (CBE) from a physician and a voucher for a screening mammogram to be performed on a different day. This annual event expected to draw over 150 attendees has over the past twenty five years made a difference in the lives of over 5,000 women in the community. Please call (973) 926-7976 (English)/ (973) 926-7547(Español) to register. Due to the popularity of the event, registration is required.

Early detection and early intervention is the best defense against breast cancer. The Frederick B. Cohen MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at NBIMC, a leading cancer center in greater Newark and Northern New Jersey, is committed to community outreach and to providing the latest treatment options to those with breast cancer. Our multidisciplinary team approach focuses on comprehensive, specialized care. With a grant from The Avon Foundation a full-time Nurse Navigator is available to assist breast cancer patients from time of abnormal diagnosis through treatment. Thanks to the Susan G. Komen Foundation a full-time social worker provides social support. For more information about the Frederick B. Cohen MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at NBIMC, call 973.926-7230.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is in the top three hospitals in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.org

Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of Barnabas Health, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. CHoNJ is home to the state’s largest NICU with the only ECMO unit. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 973-926-4446.

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Contact:
Patricia Mitrano
PMitrano@barnabashealth.org
973-926-7531

Categories: Press Releases,Women's Health