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Good Samaritan Hospital Honors Those Affected by Breast Cancer

October 2nd, 2014
For the fourth consecutive year Good Samaritan Hospital, in collaboration with the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a field of pink flags, displayed on the hospital’s front lawn, honoring cancer patients. Supporters gathered to pay tribute to all those affected by the disease. Hospital administration, elected officials, members of the West Islip Fire Department and Coalition were on hand to lend their support. Members of the West Islip High School’s vocal ensemble Vocal Motion, performed an inspirational song as part of the moving ceremony.

This year marked 20 years since Good Samaritan opened its Breast Health Center created in partnership with the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition to improve the region's efforts at early detection of breast cancer. The Center’s multidisciplinary team includes radiologists dedicated exclusively to state-of-the-art breast imaging, who conference weekly with pathologists, breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and a team of genetic counselors. The clinical team discusses each case in detail to allow for broad consensus. Oncology nurses and nurse navigators, trained to guide patients through the complex decision-making process that confronts them, round out the team.

For information on women’s services at Good Samaritan, please call (631) 376-4444.

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Colleen Valdini
Manager, Public and External Affairs
(631) 376-4483

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