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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00–8:00 p.m.


Alumni House Adelphi University 154 Cambridge Avenue Garden City, NY 11530

Life after Breast Cancer: Managing Side Effects

On Tuesday, December 10th, the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is presenting a forum on Life after Breast Cancer: Managing Side Effects at Adelphi University’s Alumni House in Garden City from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

» Register online for the forum



The relief breast cancer survivors feel upon completion of their treatment is significant. However, this relief is often coupled with post-treatment side effects such as: neuropathy, cardiac issues, post-mastectomy pain and ongoing fatigue. Dr. Maltser and Dr. Cheng will speak about these topics and how to best manage them.


Dr. Susan Maltser
Physical/Rehabilitation Medicine at Northwell Health

Dr. Susan Maltser is a Rehabilitation Medicine Doctor who specializes in treating cancer patients. She helps patients return to their previous level of function by treating pain or any disability associated with a cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Dr. Maltser treats common conditions which cause difficulty with daily activities such as post-mastectomy pain, lymphedema, shoulder pain and weakness. She works with patients diagnosed with breast, head and neck, brain, spine and sarcoma cancers. Dr. Maltser works with a multidisciplinary team including physical, occupational, lymphedema and speech therapists. The ultimate goal of her practice is to focus on the highest quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.

Dr. Susan Maltser graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She serves as Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Northwell Health; Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Long Island Jewish Medical Center; and Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell.

Dr. Kit Cheng
Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine at Northwell Health

Dr. Kit Cheng is a hematologist/oncologist who subspecializes in medical breast and gynecological oncology at the Monter Cancer Center. She serves as subprinciple investigator on multiple breast and gynecological clinical trials. Dr. Cheng also serves as a scientific reviewer for Northwell IRB since 2011.

Dr. Cheng is passionate about educating her patients. She spends time teaching and mentoring residents and hematology/oncology fellows. She served as associate program director of the hematology/oncology fellowship at Northwell/ NSLIJ and is currently the director of the hematology/oncology fellowship since 2016.

Dr. Kit Cheng graduated from State University of Buffalo Medical School. She completed residency and fellowship at Northwell Health/ North Shore Hospital where she was chief fellow in 2009.

All forums are free and open to the public.

This forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Adelphi’s Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue in Garden City.
Reservations are required.

To RSVP, call 516.877.4325; email or register online at the link below:

» Register online for the forum

If you are unable to attend our forum, it can be watched on Facebook Live from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The forum will be available on our YouTube channel the day following the forum (AUBreastCancer).

Our 2019 forums are sponsored by 
The Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer and Sientra FULL CIRCLE

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For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077