I Survived Breast Cancer by Natalie Gerber

Three years ago this June at age 28, I was shockingly diagnosed with breast cancer. From that moment, I was determined to beat this both physically and emotionally. I was always a positive person. I knew this would be an uphill battle but would not let the grueling treatment process make me a bitter person,…

Rabbi Andy Bachman Remembers His Mother’s Breast Cancer

  Rabbi Andy Bachman Remembers His Mother’s Breast Cancer By Rabbi Andy Bachman Executive Director Jewish Community Project of Downtown (JCP New York) My mother died of breast cancer in 2012. It was a particularly virulent strain of the disease that remained under moderate control for five years and the re-appeared, aggressively attacking her lungs…

Rockette Alumnae Face Cancer Head On

Katherine & Kimberly Corp are thrilled to be running for the Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep Run/Walk on June 2, 2019 in Battery Park, NYC! As former Radio City Rockettes and proud members of the Rockette Alumnae, they have been moved by the impact of cancer on their former colleagues and are happy to support…

We Schlep In Honor Of My Mother Victoria Altman

We Schlep in Honor of My Mother Victoria Altman By Russell Atlman On February 17, 2008, at the age of 53, my mother Victoria Altman passed away due to complications in her battle with ovarian cancer, but that Is not the story I tell. Instead, I tell the story of a strong woman who was…

Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Warriors by Monica Calabrese

Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Warriors by Monica Calabrese I am happy to be part of this privileged community, the sisterhood of Breast Cancer Warriors! Ever since my diagnosis in October 2017, and getting over the terrifying shock and realization that I too was facing this disease, I have encountered nothing but wonderful people in my…

The Future Of Heart Surgery, In The Palm Of His Hand

Aortic stenosis, wherein the valves of the heart don’t fully open, has long been a bane of the cardiology community, which has historically resorted to risky open-heart valve-replacement surgery or simply deemed aortic stenosis patients inoperable. But in recent years, transcatheter aortic valve replacement – which, in a nutshell, inserts a stent into a narrowed…

A BRCA Story

I tested positive for the cancer-causing BRCA mutation. Now what? By Laura Osman, Published by JTA Curiosity about my ancestry spurred me to order an at-home genetic testing kit by mail earlier this year. Maybe my blonde hair was a result of some hidden Swedish genes? When the kit arrived, I quickly spit in the…

Rabin Medical Center Updates

CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL RESEARCH AT RABIN MEDICAL CENTER 2018 has been a busy year at Rabin Medical Center in Israel. Dr. Bror Dicker, head of the Obesity Clinic at Hasharon Hospital at Rabin Medical Center is studying the relationship between gut hormones and weight loss. Professor Eran Sharon at Rabin Medical Center is developing a…

ISRAEL HEALING WITH HUMOR

ISRAEL HEALING WITH HUMOR Dr. Amnon Raviv, a medical clown, uses humor for patients with serious illnesses and states, “is a survival order – a weapon to fight disease.” For the past 15 years, Raviv has worked as a medical clown at The Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus. Known for earning the first doctorate in the world…