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jane16

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Review for Breast Cancer Options Inc, Kingston, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. I had an excellent surgeon who told me that I had to have radiation. Because of my contact with BCO I was able to do some very thorough research on the type of cancer I had and make the informed decision to have the lumpectomy and not have radiation to follow. BCO is a grass roots advocacy group which is the creation of Hope Nemiroff. She is tireless, brilliant, caring and committed. In these last ten years I have had several friends who were diagnosed with breast cancer. She has always found time to talk to them (many times), take them or have one of BCO's 'companion advocates' take them to appointments, and most of all, give them important resources for them to help themselves. There is a newsletter with up to the moment accurate cancer information....and the website is a lifeline to all of us at different stages of our illness. Because of BCO thousands of women in the Hudson Valley are aware of the 'precautionary principle', come together at least twice a year for very informative intelligent conferences, and most of all have been empowered by the work of Breast Cancer Options.

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. I had an excellent surgeon who told me that I had to have radiation. Because of my contact with BCO I was able to do some very thorough research on the type of cancer I had and make the informed decision to have the lumpectomy and not have radiation to follow. BCO is a grass roots advocacy group which is the creation of Hope Nemiroff. She is tireless, brilliant, caring and committed. In these last ten years I have had several friends who were diagnosed with breast cancer. She has always found time to talk to them (many times), take them or have one of BCO's 'companion advocates' take them to appointments, and most of all, give them important resources for them to help themselves. There is a newsletter with up to the moment accurate cancer information....and the website is a lifeline to all of us at different stages of our illness. Because of BCO thousands of women in the Hudson Valley are aware of the 'precautionary principle', come together at least twice a year for very informative intelligent conferences, and most of all have been empowered by the work of Breast Cancer Options.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I had breast cancer and the contacts from this excellent group helped me make crucial decisions.