Created in partnership with Alison Estabrook, M.D., nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon and professor of surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, this innovative program is designed to share the latest in medical information while also bringing complementary health and wellness programming to those living at risk of and/or impacted by breast cancer.
Our cancer care program is based on the four pillars of health: move, restore, nourish, and connect. Scientific findings show the importance of a plant-based diet and regular exercise for healing. Our range of classes, lectures, and events include topics such as exercise, nutrition, yoga, support, and more, all of which are based on these findings and have been shown to help with the side effects of cancer and boost healing.
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Alison Estabrook, M.D., nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon and professor of surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was founder and Chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai West in New York City and co-founder of Breastlink NY affiliate of Radnet and has a named professorship at New York University, Grossman School of Medicine, where she obtained her medical degree.
Dr. Estabrook completed her residency at Columbia University Medical Center, where she then became chief of the Breast Surgery Service in 1991. She became the division chief for breast surgery at Roosevelt (now Mount Sinai West) in 1998. She is also the co-founder of the Women at Risk program, which offers medical care to women who are at the highest risk for the development of breast cancer. Dr. Estabrook has been a co-principle investigator on three NIH grants.
She is a member of many local and national breast disease groups, including the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, the American Society of Breast Disease, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She served on the Commission on Cancer for 10 years.
This is just a snippet of Dr. Estabrook’s extensive background. Please click here to read more about her and her incredible work.
Free Cancer Care Exercise Classes
- Sundays, 3-4:15 pm: Yoga 4 Cancer
- Mondays, 6:15-7:30 pm: Yoga for Cancer Care
- Tuesdays, 4-5 pm: Nia Moving to Heal for Women Living with Cancer
- Wednesdays, noon-1 pm: Moving for Life
- Thursdays, 10-11 am: Ai Chi Renewal Program for Women Living with Cancer
- Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm: Yoga for Men Who Are Cancer Survivors
- Thursdays, 6:45-8 pm: Healing Yoga for Women Living with Cancer
- Saturdays, 11 am-noon: Moving for Life: Gentle Cardio Workout
Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer
On Monday, April 19, join Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In the Heights) and Caroline Kohles, JCC Senior Director of Health and Wellness, for a continuation of our virtual series celebrating life and fostering learning. This month we will explore how to create your own wellness toolkit. Skincare guru Erin Williams will offer tips on caring for your skin during cancer treatment. Alexis Brink, author and president of Jin Shin Institute, will add to our self-care toolkit by showing us how the Japanese healing art Jin Shin Jyutsu can balance body, mind, and spirit through a self-practice technique that focuses on the hands. In addition, Mandy will sing live and be joined by Broadway's own Steven Skybell, star of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. Endorsed by JCC community partners Sharsheret, The Nia Technique, and the American Cancer Society. RSVP here!