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After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group

Contact Information

For more information or to RSVP, please call 315-624-5764 or email

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Eating Healthfully and Reducing Risk for Chronic Disease and Cancer​
Sarah Inserra, RD, CDH
Patient Dietician, MVHS

We all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month?

A Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist can guide you on the path to weight management, eating healthfully and reducing the risk of chronic disease. At our November meeting, we will hear from Sarah Inserra, Patient Dietician with MVHS, about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and how it relates to cancer recurrence and diabetes. There are many ways for us to lower our risk. Ideas on portion control, exercise, and healthy living resources will be shared.

Sarah is one of the 2 out-patient dietitians for MVHS. Her office is located at the Faxton campus. She has been a registered dietitian for over 25 years and has worked in long term care, acute care, dialysis, and out-patient nutrition. Part of her role as an outpatient dietitian includes VNA home care as well as meeting and assisting patients at the Regional Cancer Center. She sees and cares for patients from birth through old age for a wide array of nutrition needs.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Importance of Nurse Navigation in a Patient’s Cancer Journey​
Suzanne Burns, RN
Oncology Nurse Navigator

Suzanne Burns, a compassionate nurse navigator, joins us today to discuss the importance of Nurse Navigation. With thirteen years of experience guiding patients through various stages of the cancer care continuum, Suzy serves as a consistent and knowledgeable clinical resource for patients as they move through diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and end-of-life, and embraces the “whole” patient every step of the way. Suzy is able to identify barriers to educational and psychosocial needs of patients and families to ensure that quality care is consistently delivered. She has earned a reputation of trust as an important link among healthcare providers while always striving to provide seamlessly coordinated patient centered care.

Suzy is proud to have recently joined the Oneida Health Cancer Care team as their Oncology Nurse Navigator and is excited about their strong affiliation with Roswell Cancer Park Institute as OHCC elevates the level of cancer care within our communities.


Community Room

Dates and Times

Saturday, December 9, 2017 / 11:00am