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Join SLCH in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Newburgh, NY – Throughout the month of October, SLCH is providing numerous ways for patients, staff and community members to do their part in fighting breast cancer.

Partnership with Brighton Collectibles: SLCH has partnered with Brighton Collectibles at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Power of Pink Campaign will run from September 27 through the end of October and will donate $10 from every special edition "Power of Pink" bracelet sold at their store to the Littman Cancer Center, in addition to funds raised by raffles.

Support groups: SLCH offers support groups for breast cancer patients and survivors. The support groups are held in partnership with Breast Cancer Options from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, October 9. To register, call (845) 458-4544.

Free Clinical Breast exam and Mammography: Tuesday, October 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., SLCH will be offering free clinical breast examinations at the Newburgh Campus in the Radiology Department. To reserve space, call (845) 458-4000.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: SLCH will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 20 at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. For more information or to participate, contact: (845) 784-3849.

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in New York State. Each year in New York, over 14,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and it is estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.

“We can’t stress enough that early detection is the best form of prevention of breast cancer,” said Hannah Brooks, MD, FACS, Director of the Breast Surgery Program at SLCH. “Women of all ages are encouraged to examine their breasts regularly.”

The Littman Cancer Center at SLCH has been treating cancer patients in the region since 2009 and was the first comprehensive cancer initiative to bring advanced TomoTherapy technology to Orange County.

“If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, choosing the right treatment option for you may be overwhelming,” said Nicole Pogelschek, Site Director, Cornwall Radiation Oncology Services. “It is important to work with your doctor to discuss your treatment options, potential side effects, and the expected results of your treatment plan.”

The Littman Cancer Center puts patients and their families at the core, with a clinical team that delivers compassionate care from diagnosis through recovery and survivorship. A patient battling cancer deserves coordinated, multidisciplinary care — the Littman Cancer Center ensures continuity of care throughout the journey, with the most-advanced modalities and diagnostics, all housed in a healing environment — designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families.

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and aspires to excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH offers comprehensive cardiac, stroke, cancer, orthopedic services and a full range of other clinical offerings. ​