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TIP SHEET: Breast Cancer Awareness Events with Stony Brook Cancer Center

TIP SHEET: Breast Cancer Awareness Events with Stony Brook Cancer Center 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
, the annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Learn more about breast health, breast cancer treatment options, the latest research and more at Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s free breast health educational seminars taking place throughout the month. Stony Brook Medicine experts are also available for additional interviews and insight on breast cancer related topics.

Wednesday, October 1: 3pm— Nutrition: Reducing Breast Cancer Risk & Optimizing Survivorship: Which Step is Best?

Speaker: Jennifer Fitzgibbon, MS, RD, CSO, CDN: Oncology Nutrition

What’s the impact of vegetables, fruits, soy, sugars, whole grains, and fat on breast cancer? An expert in the field of cancer nutrition tackles this perplexing issue.

St. Michael’s Recreation Center |100 Wilson Ave., Gordon Heights

Monday, October 6: 10:30am— Exercise & Cancer Prevention

Speaker: Candiano Rienzie, DPT, Physical Rehabilitation /Denise Dahlgren, PT

Explore the benefits of different types of exercise in cancer survivorship and their impact on cancer.

Rose Caracappa Senior Citizens Cultural & Wellness Center | 739 Route 25A, Mt. Sinai

Wednesday, October 8: 10am— Sexuality after Breast Cancer

Speaker: Patricia Farrelly, MD, Surgical Oncology

A frank discussion about the physical and emotional recovery from breast cancer, and how it affects both you and your partner.

Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center | Defense road and Route 25A, Shoreham

Thursday, October 9— Wear Pink Day

6pm: Breast Cancer Survivorship: Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness

Speaker: Michelle Stevens, NP

Covers the potential late and long term effects of breast cancer treatment, health screenings and breast cancer monitoring, and strategies for enhanced health and well-being.

The Educational and Cultural Center| Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main Street, Stony Brook


Saturday, October 11: 7pm— Seawolves Tackle Breast Cancer

Stony Brook University Football | Seawolves vs. Maine Black Bears

Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium | Stony Brook University

For tickets visit 

Tuesday, October 14: 6pm— The Influence of Heredity in Breast Cancer & Ovarian Cancer

The Influence of Heredity in Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Speaker: Christine Rizk, MD, Breast Surgery / Melissa Henretta, MD, MPH, Gynecologic Oncology

Find out who’s at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer and learn about prevention strategies.

Brookhaven Town Hall (Auditorium)|1 Independence Hill, Farmingville

Monday, October 20: 9:30am— The Genetic Connection

Speaker: Gwen Goldstein, MS CGC, Genetic Counselor

A discussion of the role of genetics in breast cancer, current testing options and next steps for those at risk.

Bay Area Senior Nutrition Center|15 Herkimer Street, Mastic

Tuesday, October 21: 6pm— The Breast Cancer Overview & Update

Speaker: Brian O’Hea, MD, Chief, Breast and Oncologic Surgery Division

A presentation of the latest imaging techniques, prevention strategies and treatment options, as well as a discussion of the myths and truths about breast cancer on Long Island.

New Village Recreation Center|20 Wireless Road, Centereach

Wednesday, October 22: 6pm— Women’s High-Risk Cancer Clinic

Speaker: Barbara Nemesure, PhD, Preventive Medicine

An introduction to the assessment tools and preventive measures available at Stony Brook for women at increased risk for all women’s cancers.

Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center|30 Montauk Highway, Blue Point

Light refreshments will be served during each seminar. For more information call (631) 444-4000


About Stony Brook University Cancer Center:

Stony Brook University Cancer Center is Suffolk County’s cancer care leader and a leader in education and research. With more than 20,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually, the Cancer Center includes 12 multidisciplinary teams: Breast Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Gynecologic Oncology; Head, Neck and Thyroid Oncology; Lung Cancer; Melanoma; Neurologic Oncology; Orthopaedic Oncology and Sarcoma; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Stem Cell Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancy; Upper Gastrointestinal Oncology; and Urologic Oncology. The cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program and received the Commission’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center is the first center in New York State to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. To learn more, visit


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