State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) has announced that he will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, April 16th at the Freeport Public Library.
"One of the best ways in overcoming breast cancer is early detection. Women need to make mammograms an annual event in their lives, because they play a vital role in detecting and treating breast cancer," stated Senator Fuschillo.
The screenings will be held from 8:30 am to 2:10 pm at the Freeport Library, which is located at 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport. Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On-site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.
All Nassau County women ages forty and over are welcome to make an appointment. Women covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening. Nassau Health Care Corporation policy now requires patients to be responsible for any co-pays charged by their carrier. Women who are uninsured or whose carrier denies payment will not incur any out-of-pocket costs.
Women who would like to take advantage of the screening program should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at (516) 882-0630 to make an appointment.