At Island Health, surgery for breast cancer is performed by general surgeons at the following hospitals:. The treatment that will be recommended for you will depend on the type and extent of your cancer, your ability to tolerate the treatments, and your preferences. Your role is to learn about your disease and treatment options available, to discuss your needs with your doctors, family and friends, and to make decisions that are right for you.
Welcome to the official website of Breast Cancer Help, Inc. While a cure for cancer continues to elude us, much has been accomplished to increase awareness and improve the quality of healthcare that Long Island cancer patients receive. Since our inception inwe have been able to achieve this by gaining support from local elected officials and raising money through fundraising efforts.
Nassau County ranks seventh in the state and Suffolk is 17th for the incidence of breast cancer, according to age-adjusted rates from the state Health Department forthe latest years available. Here are the rates for incidences, or cases, and the breast cancer death rate for each county. Because these are derived from surveys, there is a margin of error range for each rate, but these represent the state's best estimates.
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast and it is the best screening tool to detect cancer early. Regular screening with mammography can find changes in the breast before they can be felt and increase your chances of long term survival. Screening is recommended yearly for women who have an immediate family member mother, daughter, sister, father, son, brother with breast cancer. How do I get a breast screening appointment?
The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project is a federally mandated, population-based case-control study to determine whether breast cancer risk among women in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, NY, is associated with selected environmental exposures, assessed by blood samples, self-reports, and environmental home samples. This report describes the collaborative project's background, rationale, methods, participation rates, and distributions of known risk factors for breast cancer by case-control status, by blood donation, and by availability of environmental home samples. Interview response rates among eligible cases and controls were
Sometimes, certain neighborhoods or towns appear to have more breast cancer than others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC defines a cancer cluster as a greater than expected number of cancer cases occurring within a group of people in a geographic area over a period of time. Before looking more closely at cancer clusters, it is important to understand a few things about cancer.
The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only. The studies include human population epidemiologic research projects, the establishment of a family breast and ovarian cancer registry, and laboratory research on mechanisms of action and susceptibility in development of breast cancer. Findings from all of the studies have been reported. In addition, the LI GIS is completed and is available to investigators with approved protocols to explore potential relationships between environmental exposures and breast cancer, as well as other diseases.
The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only. The studies include human population epidemiologic research projects, the establishment of a family breast and ovarian cancer registry, and laboratory research on mechanisms of action and susceptibility in development of breast cancer. Findings from all of the studies have been reported.