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Hormone Therapy: Breast Cancer Risks in the Transgender Community

Since breast cancer is so tied to gender, educators in our breast health education programs are often asked how breast cancer risk changes for the transgender community.

A Look Inside Our Training/Certification Program

Tabeer Chaudary participating in the Breast Health Educator’s Training/Certification class As the newly hired Administrative Assistant for the Maurer Foundation, one of my responsibilities is to enhance our social media presence. In order to do that, it is very important to understand the goals and mission of the organization. What would be a better way [...]

Our Spring Newsletter is Hot Off the Presses!

Get the latest on the dangers of sitting, transgender surgery and breast cancer risks, BRCA testing, corporate breast health programs, our Golf Classic and more!

Should You Be Worried About the Radiation Dose of a Mammogram?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttOI2un0PcU Let’s be honest, mammograms probably rank right up there with dental appointments on a list of Americans’ favorite pastimes. When I talk to patients about mammograms, I hear a variety of fears about this simple breast cancer screening procedure, with the most frequent being the level of radiation patients are exposed to. Pregnant women, [...]

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How Does Sex Reassignment Surgery Affect Breast Cancer Risk Factors?

Breast cancer risk factors are heavily influenced by sex assigned at birth and hormone levels. So it’s no wonder that one of the top questions we get in our breast health programs is, what about transgender men and women?

Meeting the Increasing Demand for Certified Breast Health Educators

Over the past few years, the Maurer Foundation has been fielding an increasing number of calls from across the United States to address the need for qualified breast health educators. Last year, we extended our reach across the pond, with our first international trainee. What we find especially satisfying are the longterm connections we maintain [...]

Breast-Self Exam Instructions Now Available in Hebrew

Along with English, Spanish, French Creole and Mandarin, our popular “How To Do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)” flier is now available in Hebrew.

Maurer Foundation Expands Programming in High Needs Communities through Pink Aid’s Support

Since 2015, Pink Aid has provided funding for the Maurer Foundation’s breast health programs in the communities on Long Island with the highest needs. This year, they have generously increased their support through a $22,000 grant which specifically targets socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals and recent immigrants, many of whom are Spanish-speaking. Our educational handout printed in [...]

Is “Sitting” Really “The New Smoking”?

“Sitting is the new smoking”. You have probably read this featured catchphrase in newspapers, magazines or news websites. Since 2010, media publicities comparing excessive sitting with smoking have increasingly been gaining public interest. An analysis looking at news articles found almost 300 publications reported on the topic.  But behind the increasing media attention, conflicting news headlines [...]

Pink Bowl 2019 raises over $14,000 for breast health education

Melville, NY, February 11, 2019: Over 100 bowlers came out to support The Maurer Foundation’s 10th Annual Pink Bowl event, raising over $14,000 for breast health education. The event was held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Bowlmor Lanes in Melville. For the fifth year in a row, the Pink Bowl was sponsored by Sperry Associates Federal Credit Union [...]