Monday, June 3, 2024
12:00–1:00 p.m.


On Zoom

Patient Navigation and Support During a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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Forum Description:
Join the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in collaboration with Northwell Health Cancer Institute and Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery for an educational forum on Patient Navigation and Support During a Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Hear from our expert panel about how your breast surgeon, patient navigators, and social workers can help support you throughout a breast cancer diagnosis. Learn critical information about empowering yourself and loved ones.

Monday, June 3, 2024

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on zoom

ZOOM *The zoom link will be emailed to you once registered.

Meet Our Speakers:

Susan M. Palleschi, MD, FACS
Director, Breast Surgery, Glen Cove Hospital
Division of Breast Surgery
Northwell Health Physician Partners

Susan Palleschi, MD, FACS is a breast surgeon specialist who has been in practice for 25 years. She is board certified by the American College of Surgeons, and she is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She is passionate about her patient care, and believes that patient education is fundamental to guide her patients to understand their diagnosis and treatment recommendations. She serves as the Director of Breast Surgery at Glen Cove Hospital. Her breast practice includes the evaluation of benign and malignant disease, and her expertise in breast surgery includes oncologic techniques such as breast conservation surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy, nipple-areola sparing and skin sparing mastectomies. In addition, she has a special interest in the care of patients with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer.  


Jacqueline Barber RN, CBCN
Breast Nurse Navigator
Cancer Care Navigation
Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Jackie has been a nurse for 20 years, with 14 years of oncology experience. She is also a 16- year breast cancer survivor. She was treated at Northwell, and is now part of the team that treated me. She has been a breast nurse navigator for four years and loves what she does. She truly understands what her patients are going through, and ensures that patients receive the best care.


Elizabeth Dowling RN, BSN
Breast Nurse Navigator
Cancer Care Navigation
Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Elizabeth started her career in Oncology at Northwell Health in 2011. She chose this career path to honor her late uncle who always said his nurses made a positive impact at every interaction and follow up call throughout his cancer care. She has had various roles including oncology floor RN, Infusion RN, Magnet Champion and ANM, and is happy to now be part of the Breast Navigation Team.

» Register online for this event

Once registered you will receive a confirmation email which includes the zoom link


This event is free, however, you must register online. For more information, please call 516.877.4325.

Our forums are sponsored by

The Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer

and Northwell Health Cancer Institute


For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077