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Women At risk is no longer operating as an independent organization, but you can still benefit from its many programs for women at high risk for, and with, breast cancer.

The following Women At Risk programs are available within NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center:

  • Patient Navigation: Patient navigators meet with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, helping them navigate treatment and recovery. They can help with services such as pre- and post-operative instructions, support groups, wig shops, insurance questions, and more. CONTACT: Nancy Singleton at nas9054@nyp.org or (212) 342-0297, or for bilingual (English/Spanish) support, Jenny Saldaña at jes9143@nyp.org or (212) 305-9894.
  • Support Groups: Breast cancer support groups in both English and Spanish are free and open to the public. CONTACT: For English, Nancy Singleton at nas9054@nyp.org or (212) 342-0297. For Spanish, Jenny Saldaña at jes9143@nyp.org or (212) 305-9894.
  • Resource Library: The Women At Risk Stacey Garil Womack Resource Library provides information and support to breast cancer patients at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. CONTACT: Jenny Saldaña at jes9143@nyp.org or (212) 305-9894.
  • High Risk Program: Women At Risk’s High-Risk Program is no longer operating, but women looking for resources and treatment related to managing breast cancer risk should contact The Clinical Breast Cancer Prevention Program at Columbia University, the prevention arm of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Program. The program provides coordinated care to high-risk women, including services such as screening with breast imaging, genetic testing, risk-reducing surgeries, chemoprevention, and counseling for lifestyle modification. CONTACT: To schedule a prevention consultation, call (212) 305-5098 or email bcprevention@columbia.edu.
  • Donate, Questions: If you are interested in making a donation or would like additional information on these programs, please contact Tamiko B. Collier at (212) 342-0954 or tac9036@nyp.org or Allison Blum Yessin at (212) 342-0984.

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