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Queens Medical Associates Hosts Breast Cancer Information Session
Interactive discussion shed light on breast cancer treatment and survivorship
Queens Medical Associates, a leading oncology and hematology
practice and infusion center, hosted an informal presentation on breast
cancer education and support on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The
complimentary event, led by veteran oncology nurse, Heather Bain,
RN, BSN, OCN, was implemented to coincide with Breast Cancer
The well-attended session provided a platform for patients, their
families, and the public to learn more about issues affecting breast
cancer patients, as well exchange critical information on living
and coping with the disease. “It’s critical that patients are not
only armed with information, but have an ongoing dialogue with
their health care provider about ever-changing resources and new
treatment options,” explained Bain. “With the right treatment plan in
place, and lots of support, a patient’s quality of life can be greatly
increased.” Queens Medical Associates is known for providing
accessibility for its patients to participate in clinical trials, allowing
faster access to new treatments, which is especially important for
those dealing with breast cancer.
Topics discussed during the session included:
• Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients
• Dealing with Fatigue • Proper Nutrition for Recovery
• Sexuality After Diagnosis • Family Caregiving • Survivorship
Heather Bain has more than 25 years of progressive oncology experience
in the tri-state area. As the nurse navigator at Queens Medical Associates,
she guides patients throughout their journey from diagnosis through
survivorship. Additional speakers at the forum included Physician
Assistants Betsy Cruz, RPA-C and Raisa Matayev, RPA-C, as well as
Patient Navigator Ariella Aharon, LMSW.
At this time there are more than 3.1 million Breast Cancer survivors in
the United States, including women who are currently in or who have
completed treatment. A current patient of Queens Medical Associates,
Tasha Goode, received an enthusiastic ovation after discussing her journey
from diagnosis at Stage lll and recurrence this year to Stage IV. “We
are all here. We are survivors. Every day, wake up and be thankful and
go do something good with your life … because you can,” said Goode.
Queens Medical Associates Hosts Breast Cancer Information Session on October 26, 2017.
L to R: Malvina Fulman, MD, FACP, Queens Medical Associates; Heather Bain, RN, BSN, OCN, nurse navigator, Queens Medical Associates;
Betsy Cruz, PA-C, physician assistant, Queens Medical Associates; Tasha Goode, current breast cancer patient, Queens Medical Associates.
For more information about Queens Medical Associates, visit http://www.queensmedical.com/.
ABOUT QUEENS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
Queens Medical Associates (QMA) is a well-established physician practice and infusion center which provides hematology and medical
oncology care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. Located in Fresh Meadows, New York, QMA’s physicians and clinical staff bring
decades of experience providing exceptional care and treatment. Approximately 300 patients are served daily translating into over 200
treatments. QMA’s team members communicate in five official languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Russian). The practice also
offers infusion therapy for many conditions including Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and organ transplants.