Newark, NJ—During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) is highlighting all the programs and services it has available to enhance breast health.
- On Saturday, October 27th, the Annual Breast Cancer Screening will be held at the Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Newark, from 8am – 12 noon. Attendees will receive instructions on breast health and Breast Self Examination, clinical breast examinations from a physician and appointments for free mammograms. To register, call 973-926-3295.
- The Beth received a grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (HFNJ) for the purchase of a Digital Mammography Unit to complete an updated Mammography Suite that houses a second unit, making the center 100 percent digital. The Digital Unit lowers radiation dose, improves patient comfort with less compression of the breast required for image quality, provides higher contrast images to minimize false positives and reduces the need for surgical biopsies. The E.J. Grassmann Trust gave funds to purchase a mammotome, a state-of-the-art instrument for breast biopsy. It improves the ability to precisely biopsy tissue and decreases patient visits to the surgery clinic. For an appointment, call (973) 926-7466.
- NBIMC offers an exercise program, Recovery Fitness, for women recovering from breast and other types of cancers. This program is funded by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey and Eisai, Inc. A Cancer Exercise Specialist conducts exercise classes at NBIMC on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 – 12. For more information, call
- Join the team from NBIMC who are walking in the American Cancer Society’s 2012 “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk,” on Sunday, October 21, 10 am in Military Park, Newark. NBIMC is a flagship sponsor. Please visit our table and walk with us. Visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline or call 973-926-7654.
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey Affiliate funds The Beautiful You Program, which helps uninsured and underinsured Essex County women with breast cancer to procure wigs, bras, breast prostheses and lymphedema garments. Also, a breast cancer social worker is funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey Affiliate and provides psychosocial support services. For information, call 973-926-7976.
- NBIMC is the recipient of a grant from the Avon Foundation which has expanded the Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Program for the medically underserved community. The Nurse Navigator Program addresses barriers to care from diagnosis to treatment and following post-treatment regimens. For more information, call (973) 926-2673.
- NBIMC is a recipient of a grant from The Conquer Cancer Foundation which supports a program to screen minority and medically underserved individuals with breast and other cancers in order to increase clinical trial participation. For more information, call (973) 926-7983.
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 fifth 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 Saint Barnabas Health Care System affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the 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. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.
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Date: September 25, 2012
Contact: Beth Salamon
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