NYOH Community Cancer Foundation

Patient Education and Programs

The NYOH Community Cancer Foundation supports various patient education and programs; as well as resources which provide emotional support for cancer patients, family members, and caregivers.

Breast Cancer Survivorship Series

These virtual sessions bring together breast health experts from across the country to discuss a range of topics around breast health, breast cancer, healthy living, and survivorship. There is no cost to participate in these virtual “fireside” chats, but pre-registration is required. Open to all audiences.  Below is a list of the 2023 Fireside Chats.  Stay tuned for our 2024 dates!

  • January 11, 2023 @ 6 PM EST: Fertility, Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

  • February 15, 2023 @ 6 PM EST: Precision Medicine – Interpreting What it Means to the Patient

  • May 3, 2023 @ 6 PM EST: Estrogens Above and Below the Waist: Healthy Eating, Exercise, Lifestyle, Sexual Health and Breast Cancer

  • Oct 28, 2023 @ 9-11 AM – Breast Cancer and Wellness Fireside Chat: IN-PERSON! Hudson Hall | 327 Warren St, Hudson NY

Energize and Thrive: Fighting Fatigue for Cancer Survivors

Do you often find yourself drained and unable to fully engage in life’s moments? Uncover hidden “energy stealers” affecting your vitality and explore solutions in nutrition, movement, sleep, and stress management.  Join Cheryl Syta, NP and certified health coach for this new, in-person series for cancer survivors.  There is no cost to participate.  Call: (518) 300-3144 or e-mail: [email protected] for more info or to RSVP.

Thursdays from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM: March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25

The Write Treatment Workshop

This series of four, one-hour sessions each week for a month captures the power of writing as a therapeutic tool. Facilitated by a local published author and cancer survivor, this workshop is virtual and open to all NYOH patients and caregivers at no charge.

Registration is now open for the March 2024 workshop series.  Please contact Frances Ford, LCSW, OSW-C at: (518) 489-3612 x 1342 to sign-up.

Books for Children and Teens

Inspired by the Bright Spot Network, the NYOH Community Cancer Foundation now has select titles of free, age-appropriate books about emotions, cancer and illness, and grief and loss for children and teens who have a parent with cancer.  Examples of titles include: The Feelings Book, Chemotherapy 101, and Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Describe Death to ChildrenClick here for a list of available titles. Contact a member of the social work department at any NYOH location or [email protected] for more information.

“Being able to listen to each other’s stories connects in a way that transcends our cancer diagnoses and gives us new perspectives on who we are and what we’re capable of accomplishing.”

Anonymous, Write Treatment Participant