About the Lynne Cohen Foundation & Caring Together Project for Women with Increased Risk for Cancer

Lynne Cohen Foundation & Caring Together Project for Women with Increased Risk for Cancer

Schedule an Appointment:
212-731-5452 (Perlmutter Cancer Center)
212-263-3198 (Bellevue Hospital)

Breast cancer and ovarian cancer screening and prevention in New York City for women of all financial backgrounds

Services at Perlmutter Cancer Center and Bellevue Hospital

The Perlmutter Cancer Center clinic offers services to women who have insurance or ability to pay in full. The Bellevue Hospital clinic offers services to women who do not have insurance.

Lynne Cohen Screening and Prevention Clinic at Bellevue Hospital

The Lynne Cohen Screening and Prevention Clinic at Bellevue Hospital was established in 2001 to provide services for women at high risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Bilingual staff members offer access for New York City's Spanish-speaking population. Between March 2004 and September 2006, 100 new patients were screened at Bellevue Hospital for ovarian cancer and breast cancer. Of these, 62 women were determined to be at high risk and 38 were at intermediate risk. Latinas comprised the largest group (35%).

Since its inception, the program has formed relationships with organizations including:

  • Consulate General of Mexico in New York
  • Consulate General of Peru in New York
  • YWCA Encore Plus
  • American Cancer Society
  • Women's Outreach Project

Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Program at the Perlmutter Cancer Center

The Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Program at the Perlmutter Cancer Center, established in March 2005, has served almost 400 women from New York City and around the country.