Julie Santana

Breast Self-Exam Video Now Available in Spanish

The Foundation has seen an ever-increasing demand for our life-saving educational programs from the many diverse communities on Long Island and New York City.  Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among Latina women, so it is imperative that we provide them the tools and knowledge to improve their breast health (1). While we [...]

Are Cooling Caps a Solution to Chemo-Related Hair Loss?

Photo Source: Paxman Haircare Advancements in cancer treatment are occurring all the time, but one consequence of chemotherapy stubbornly remains, alopecia or hair loss. This particular side effect can cause deep psychological and emotional repercussions on a patient’s quality of life. Chemotherapy-related hair loss can cause “anxiety, depression, lowered self-esteem, and an overall reduced sense [...]

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Which Side Effect of the Covid-19 Vaccine Mimics Breast Cancer?

As Covid vaccine eligibility continues to grow, more and more people are getting up close and personal with its typical side effects: arm pain, fatigue, and mild fever. Recently, one of the lesser-known side effects of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines has been causing concern, as it mimics a breast cancer symptom. The vaccines can [...]

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Male Breast Cancer: What you Need to Know

Not Just a Pink Disease Man holding pink breast cancer ribbon. People often think about breast cancer as a female or pink disease. But the truth is, breast cancer affects both men and women. Since the prevailing idea is that breast cancer only affects women, men often face feelings of emasculation and shame resulting from [...]

Back to School, Back to Virtual Breast Health Programs

With the beginning of the school year comes the return of The Maurer Foundation’s breast health programs. Last spring, we quickly adapted to the changing times and reached 7,300 students with our virtual breast health programs in just three months! This school year, we are looking forward to reaching even more students with our distance [...]

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Breast Health Resource Guide, Sponsored by Pink Aid

A breast cancer diagnosis not only makes a physical impact, it affects the emotional and financial well-being of the patients and their families. With this year’s generous grant from Pink Aid, The Maurer Foundation has developed a comprehensive online resource guide for those dealing with breast cancer. The guide contains contact information for treatment facilities, [...]

Covid-19 Preventing Your Mammogram? Solution is Right at Your Fingertips

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected our lives in a myriad of ways. As a result of the pandemic, many women are delaying cancer screening, whether it is because their appointment was canceled or because they do not want to risk a trip to the doctor. Even if you make the choice to delay routine screenings, you can still practice early detection.  [...]

Pink Aid Helps to Expand Education to African American and Hispanic Communities

In March 2020, Pink Aid granted The Maurer Foundation $25,000 which has enabled us to launch our Women of Color Blog Series. This vital blog series focuses on breast health topics for black and brown women. Black women in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer and are 40% less [...]