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The Frederick B. Cohen MD, Comprehensive Cancer And Blood Disorders Center At NBI Hosts Annual Free Breast Cancer Screening For Community


NBI Breast Cancer

(NEWARK, NJ – October 20, 2015) Early detection and early intervention is the best defense against breast cancer. The Frederick B. Cohen MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), is hosting a Free Breast Cancer Screening Saturday, October 24, 2015. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to Noon at NBIMC, 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ.

Participants will receive instructions on breast health and breast self-examination (BSE) education from our medical and clinical staff of the breast center on breast health, risk factors and risk reduction, a clinical breast examination (CBE) from a physician and a voucher for a screening mammogram to be performed on a different day.

This event is part of a partnership with Rutgers and the NJ CEED grant for Cancer Screening. Through this collaboration NBIMC is able to provide free screening mammograms, diagnostics breast studies, breast ultrasound studies and ultrasound guided biopsies to women who are uninsured or under insured.

Breast cancer is the highest incidence of cancer treated at NBIMC, representing 35 percent of cancer in women. Diagnosis is made at a rate twice as high as the national average with 12 of 1,000 screenings being positive.

This annual event expected to draw over 150 attendees. Please call (973) 926-7976 (English)/ (973) 926-7547(Español) to register. Due to the popularity of the event, registration is required.

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 and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
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. 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. To learn more, visit us on line at

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Contact: Patricia Mitrano

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