Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 28, 2013) – Yearly mammography screening for signs of breast cancer is essential for basic breast health, but now the Women’s Imaging Center at HVHC is offering a new, ultra-sensitive screening that can detect potential cancers through 3-dimensional imaging. The new technology, called digital tomosynthesis, is not for everyone, but it is useful for high-risk patients and can help radiologists clarify inconclusive test results. “A normal digital mammography provides two 2-D images: each side of the breast is imaged twice, totaling  four images per breast, which radiologists can use to look for any abnormalities,” says…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 27, 2013) – There is no better companion when you need a quiet moment than a book. And for children who have just learned that a family member has cancer, a book can console and help them to cope.   Gilda’s Club Westchester at Hudson Valley Hospital Center is asking for donations of new and gently used books about cancer for a children’s library it is developing for its Kid 2 Kid support group program at the Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center.  The support group, which starts on March 21, is for children…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 20, 2013) – When Patricia Witters of Cortlandt Manor was first diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2012 she said one of the most difficult things she faced was telling her 8 and 11-year-old sons. “One of the biggest hardships was how would I tell my sons,’’ said Witters, a patient at HVHC’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. “The C word is very scary. I had to think very carefully about it.’’ That’s why Patricia said she is so excited about a new program for children of cancer patients now offered at Hudson Valley Hospital…
  HVHC President John Federspiel has beard shaved at last year's event. Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 14, 2013) – Attention all men: get ready to grow your beard for a great cause! March 1 kicks off Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 2nd Annual Winning Winter Whiskers fundraising campaign to benefit the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Men can sign-up to participate online at www.hvhc.organd create a personal page to support the furry-faced fundraiser for a great cause. “Last year’s campaign was a great success creating a fun buzz around the hospital and the community which raised funds and awareness…