Breast Health Is In Your Hands

The Power of Pink

This year’s annual Breast Health Awareness event at the Shops at Nanuet was a tremendous success! Approximately 200 people joined us for the afternoon health fair and fashion show. It was a true celebration of awareness and early detection as breast cancer survivors and their children walked the Pink Runway to show off the latest fashions from the Shops at Nanuet. Special thanks to Patricia Stark, national news anchor, for hosting the fashion show.

Feel Courage What to Know about Breast Health

Begin with Breast Self-Exams

Give yourself a Breast Self-Exam (BSE) once a month. It's important to get to know your body so you can know when something has changed—lumpy breasts are not unusual. During your BSE feel and look for:

  • Changes in breast tissue texture
  • Change in breast size, shape, or color
  • A noticeable lump
  • Dimpling or puckering
  • Nipple changes including inversion, redness, or scaliness, or discharge.
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Feel Empowered Reduce Your Risk and Be Proactive

On average for women, there is a 12% chance of developing Breast Cancer in your lifetime. Some factors that contribute to risk cannot be changed, these include your sex, age, and genetics. But other risk factors are in your hands. Take the following steps to reduce your risk!

  • Know Your Breasts

    • Perform a Breast Self-Exam once a month and let your physician know if you see or feel any changes.
    • Make a mammogram appointment each year after you turn 40 years old.
  • Boost Your Immune System

    • Consume a nutritious and low-fat diet
      with lots of fruits and veggies.
    • Exercise regularly and stay active.
    • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eliminate Harmful Habits

    • Limit alcohol consumption.
    • Quit smoking!
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Feel Confident The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital

  • Our Services

    We offer diagnostic screening services including our new 3D mammography service, breast biopsy, MRI, and Ultrasound.


  • Our Experts

    We have a committed and effective team of experts that will assist you from simple screening to intensive care.


  • Events

    Community Outreach, Blow Away Breast Cancer 5K Run, and Celebrate the Power of Pink at The Shops at Nanuet.


Top Quality Care Close to Home

The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital exceeds New York State, The ACS Eastern Division and the Middle Atlantic Region in high performance rates in all categories analyzed and reported. These outstanding statistics are the result of the Montefiore Nyack Hospital's outcomes in cancer treatment and in our exemplary patient satisfaction scores.

NAP The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology Commission on Quality and Safety in Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy. Montefiore Nyack Hospital also offers Breast MRI, CAT Scan, MRI, and Ultrasound; all accredited by the American College of Radiology.

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Feel Peace of Mind Prepare for a Mammogram

  • Schedule

    the week after your menstrual period. If you've gone through menopause, any time is fine!

  • Bring

    prior mammogram images if this is your first mammogram at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.

  • Avoid

    using deodorants, antiperspirants, powders, lotions, creams or perfumes under your arms or on your breasts. Metallic particles in these products could be visible on your mammogram and cause confusion.

  • Reduce Pain

    by taking an over-the-counter pain medication, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen about an hour before your mammogram to help ease discomfort.


    Remind a Friend

    Montefiore Nyack Hospital knows that having a mammogram can cause worry and anxiety. Send a reminder to your friend, your mom, your daughter-and make a mammogram appointment together. Be proactive with your health and remind the people in your life to be proactive too!


Sources: The American Cancer Society; National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.; MammographySavesLives.org; BreastCancer.org.

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