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May 5, 2020

Statewide breast cancer support offered

By calling 800-877-8077 New Yorkers who are concerned about breast cancer can reach the Adelphi NY Statewide Hotline & Support Program.

The women answering the phones are all breast cancer survivors trained to provide emotional support and information to callers.

“We have been providing this help for 40 years,” said Executive Director Reyna Machado. “And we’re here for anyone who has been touched by breast cancer — be it the patient or their loved ones.”

Volunteers are covering their hotline shifts from home so there is always someone to speak with a caller in need — call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-877-8077.

A six-week Paths To Wellness Online Series started on March 31 can be watched anytime on the website or the Youtube channel AUbreastcancer.

The bilingual social workers continue to provide telephonic counseling sessions, facilitate transportation assistance for patients, and make referrals for concrete services for NUMC patients. Licensed social workers and interns are conducting individual and group sessions with clients. Contact Licensed Clinical Social Worker Erin Nau via email at or leave a message at 516-877-4314. 

A four-week Art Therapy Support Group will be launched in May where participants will use art to explore feelings, increase self-awareness and cope with life’s challenges. To register, call 516-877-4329 or via email at

The state Cancer Services Program is still open and provides free or low-cost cancer screening services. If you or someone you know feels a lump or a mass, call 516-877-4331 or via email at 

The hotline is a program of the Adelphi University School of Social Work.,97666






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