How to Support Teens and Children Impacted by Cancer

Cancer does not exist in a vacuum. When a parent, child, or other family member is dx with a life threatening illness, the entire family system is impacted and changed.For teenagers, navigating this life involving new routines, hospital visits, and uncertainty, can be an incredibly overwhelming and isolating experience. For many adolescents impacted by cancer, …

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May 2nd is Melanoma Monday

Every year, the first Monday of May, known as Melanoma Monday, is designated by the American Academy of Dermatology (AADA) to raise awareness about skin cancer. Each year, approximately 5.4 million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer. Facts about skin cancer• Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United …

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Partnering with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital are part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital network. They have a long history of providing high quality health care to residents of Westchester, Putnam, and Lower Dutchess County. These hospitals offer a full range of treatment options and access to clinical trials as well as therapeutic modalities …

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National Minority Cancer Awareness Month – Addressing Health Disparities

According to the National Institute of Health, National Minority Health Month: Builds awareness about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness in people from racial and ethnic minority groups.Encourages action through health education, early detection and control of disease complications. While we often hear the phrase “cancer does not discriminate”, experiences of cancer, treatment …

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Leadership Changes: All Good Things Must Come to an End

As they say, all good things must come to an end. This week, we bid farewell to our beloved Executive Director, Jen Scully. For nearly 15 years, Jen has proven her dedication and commitment to the entire Gilda’s Club Westchester community while wearing numerous hats and holding key roles during her time here.

GET READY for Exercise as a Cancer Survivor – Thursday, March 31 at 6PM

Exercise helps to improve not only your physical health, but also your mental health during every phase of treatment. The American Cancer Society recommends adults should get 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity each week or a combination of these. Getting to or exceeding 300 minutes is ideal.

The Importance of Estate Planning

Estate Planning is an extremely crucial process for both those living with cancer and their caregivers. It’s important to know all about an Advance Health Care Directive, having a will, a trust, and other legal documents to ensure that you are fully protected.

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and a time to honor and celebrate the generations of trailblazing women who have shaped American history. Gilda Radner is an extremely inspirational and influential woman who made a name for herself, changing the world of women’s comedy and the role of cancer support forever.