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About the Coalition for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital

Recognizing the need for a community network in support of women’s cancers, The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital has been formed. The local, volunteer-driven group is comprised of professionals and concerned friends with varied backgrounds and talents. This group has come together to create and sustain a supportive network for women affected by breast, ovarian and uterine cancers.  The organization focuses on early detection and empowerment to bring about better health care and an improved quality of life. 

The CWC is headed by Susan Barry Roden with Stacy Quarty as the group’s Vice President, Vicki Durand as Secretary and Gwen McGowan as Treasurer. 

“We know that early detection is key to increasing the survival rate in cancers affecting women,” says Susan Barry Roden, “and here, on Long Island, we have one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the nation. Being proactive is imperative.”

The CWC provides support for women and families on the Eastern End of Long Island, New York, from Riverhead to Montauk.

Creating and sustaining a supportive network in our community for women affected by breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers. The CWC focuses on education, early detection and empowerment to bring about better health care and improved quality of life.

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