Our Mission

To raise awareness about education, research and new technologies about cancer on Long Island through a media focused on-air campaign on the Connoisseur Media Long Island radio stations, informing listeners and reinforcing the importance of early detection, frequent screening and examinations.

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Self Breast Exam

Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.

Here's what you should look for:

Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color.

Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling.

If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention:
Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin.
A nipple that has changed position or become inverted (pushed inward instead of sticking out).
Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling.
Raise your arms and look for the same changes.

While you're at the mirror, gently squeeze each nipple between your finger and thumb and check for nipple discharge (this could be a milky or yellow fluid or blood).

Feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few fingers of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together.

Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to sidefrom your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.

Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described earlier.

Read more from the American Cancer Society here.


Why Should I Be Screened For Cancer?

Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer may not always cause symptoms, but there are screening tests that can find these cancers early.

The Risk for breast cancer increases with age. Talk to your doctor about when and how often you should be screened.

All men and women ages 50 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer. If a member of your family has had colorectal caner, your health care provider may recommend starting screening earlier. Screening tests can find colorectal cancer early.

All women are at rish for cerviacl caner. Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevemt with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early.

Early cancer detection saves lives!

Call 1-866-442-CANCER to talk to someone 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week who will connect you to a Cancer Services Program near you. The call is FREE.


If screening tests find something abnormal, diagnostic (testing) services are available through the CSP for eligible men and women at no cost.

If breast, cervical or colorectal cancer is found, eligible men and women may be able to enroll in the NYS Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program to receive full medical coverage for the entire time they are being treated for cancer.

Men diagnosed w/ prostate cancer by a doctor in this program may be able to enroll in the NYC Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (the CSP does not pay for prostate cancer screenings or diagnostic services)

Early cancer detection saves lives!

Call 1-866-442-CANCER to talk to someone 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week who will connect you to a Cancer Services Program near you. The call is FREE.

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Non-Profit Organizations

Adelphi Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline - Call us at 800.877.8077 — Our hotline is supported by one hundred specially-trained, professionally-supervised volunteers and social work staff, who provide comprehensive breast cancer services, support, referrals, and information.

Women Together Fighting Cancer - The WTFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donating 100% of our proceeds to Breast Cancer research foundations!

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition - (BBCC) is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to various breast and gynecological cancer concerns.

1 in 9 The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition - At 1 in 9's Hewlett House, people with cancer and their families can become involved in networking and receive support from people who are going through similar experiences.

First Company Pink - First Company Pink is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in April 2010 by Donna Cioffi, as a selfless act of courage, following her own personal battle with breast cancer.

Find A Cure Today - Through our many fundraising events and sponsors, we are able to supply grants for breast cancer research & programs.

Rockin The Road for a Cure - Non-profit organization founded to provide free services for women and men going through the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

The Maurer Foundation - Saving lives through breast health education that focuses on breast cancer prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, early detection and risk reduction.

West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition - A grass-roots organization working to eradicate the condition. Located on Long Island, New York.

Anna's Program - provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support to women with advanced breast cancer who need assistance in their homes. Offered through the Hospice of Contra Costa Foundation.

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade - goal is to benefit all women through research, clinical care, support services, education, and early detection, with an emphasis on reaching medically underserved women.

Barts Breast Cancer Centre Appeal - raising funds to create a 21st Century breast screening and diagnostic facility at St Barts Hospital, London.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research and awareness.

Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia - offers breast cancer support, information, advocacy, and awareness. Also includes a forum, news, chat, information on advanced breast cancer, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Breast Cancer Action Ottawa

Breast Cancer Alliance - raises funds for research and related services. Educates women on the importance of early detection.

Breast Cancer Answers - to broaden access to treatment and support information via the Internet.

Breast Cancer Care - offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Education Organization - promotes awareness with facts and information on breast cancer symptoms, treatments, reconstruction, and support.

Breast Cancer Fund, The - provides funding for advocacy, support, education as well as research into better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Genetics Network of Michigan - includes tutorials, definitions, articles, links, and FAQs.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation - nonprofit organization strictly dedicated to funding clinical and genetic research.

Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation - provides support, grants, outreach programs, fundraising, discussion forums, and postoperative exercise programs.

Breast CancerTalk Project, The - provides support groups for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, informing them about community resources.

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund - supports research investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer.

Celebrating Life Foundation - nonprofit organization geared toward education and outreach for African American women and women of color for breast cancer awareness.

Dr. Mary Jo Nugent Breast Cancer Foundation

Faces of Hope - offers education and awareness programs by uniting online survivors of breast cancer with those recently diagnosed for support and encouragement.

First BaSE for Women - organization offering Breast Self Exam (BSE) Shower Kits.

Friends...you can count on - purpose is to educate, promote awareness, raise funds, and make grants for research for improved methods of earlier breast cancer detection.

Hurricane Voices Breast Cancer Foundation - working to advance public awareness about breast cancer by providing information and encouraging involvement in the fight against the disease.

International Breast Cancer Research Foundation - sponsors and conducts worldwide research projects with the aim of answering questions about the causes and finding successful treatments.

John W. Nick Foundation - raising male breast cancer awareness.

Libby Ross Foundation - sponsors organizations involved in the treatment, research, and prevention of breast cancer and fosters awareness through fundraising events.

Link to Life - raises money for breast cancer education and awareness.

Lyne's Cancer Fund - provides monetary assistance for individuals experiencing financial challenges as a result of breast cancer.

Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation - provides an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients to fulfill a dream or wish.

Marin Breast Cancer Committee - volunteer organization comprised of breast cancer survivors and friends.

Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer - cancer resources for women.

Minnie Riperton Legacy Preservation Society (MRLPS) - strives to keep Minnie's memory alive in the hearts and minds of fans and breast cancer research organizations throughout the world.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer - provides resources and support to those affected by breast cancer.

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO) - nonprofit resource for information about breast cancer, current research, treatment options, support referrals, and links.

National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) - seeks to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy, focusing on research, access to care.

National Breast Cancer Foundation - provides information and links for women facing breast cancer.

National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. - organization of health professionals and patients. Site offers lists of service providers, manufacturers, suppliers, message boards, and more.

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) - cooperative group which conducts clinical trials in breast and colorectal cancer research.

Octoberwoman Foundation, The - dedicated to funding research into the causes and cures for breast cancer.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, The - Advancing the interests of women with ovarian cancer.

Plant for the Cure - raising awareness and funding for breast cancer research through the sale of plants to participating independent retail garden centers.

Rachel's Friends Breast Cancer Coalition - nonprofit advocacy group working to empower the public voice on breast cancer issues, encourages fairness and accountability in fundraising, research, and treatment of breast cancer.

Rock for a Cure - nonprofit organization to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer and increase the involvement of young adults through music-related events and activities.

Sharsheret - national, nonprofit organization connecting young Jewish women recently diagnosed with breast cancer with survivors who can share their personal and medical experiences.

Susan Love MD Breast Cancer Foundation - dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer through innovation and generation of education, research, and advocacy.

West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc. - West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc. (WIBCC) was established in 1992 in an effort to bring about awareness of breast cancer and promote early detection.

Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing - (WINGS) - nonprofit corporation providing breast care to women of central and south Texas regardless of their ability to pay.

Women's Information Network Against Breast Cancer - a nonprofit organization providing information and support for survivors and newly diagnosed patients. Founded by cancer survivor Betsy Mullen.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization - services include peer counseling, pamphlets, and a list of resources.

Young Survival Coalition - group of survivors trying to bring people together to further the issues and activities surrounding breast cancer in young women.

YWCA EncorePlus - helps women obtain free and low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings.





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