New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, December 20th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Wantagh Library. The library is located at 3285 Park Avenue in Wantagh.
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.
NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:
Bronx, NY -St. Barnabas Hospital CAPP (Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) project, in collaboration with Bronx Connect ATI (Alternative to Incarceration), and Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF) is pioneering an initiative to bridge the generational communications gap between teens and their parents in the New York City.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently presented with the "Champion of Exposing the Secret" Award for his efforts in the fight against breast cancer. The award was presented to him at Adelphi University during an event to celebrate breast cancer survivors sponsored by the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. Senator Flanagan was honored for passing a new law (S.6769-B) which requires a mammography report to inform patients when they have dense breast tissue and to recommend that such patient have a discussion with their physician about pursuing further screening options.
I would like to thank everyone who attended, and all the vendors who provided information and services, at my 5th Annual Women's Wellness Fair this past weekend. Thank you for your continued support and for helping to make this year's Women's Wellness Fair such a success!
If you, or someone you know, has a concern about breast cancer, the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is a wonderful service to help find answers.
More than 100 highly trained volunteers staff the hotline and offer emotional support, information and referrals. These are people who have “been there.” There is no charge for any of the services, which Adelphi has been providing for 32 years. The toll-free number is 1-800-877-8077.
Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak at Cancer Wellness Connections luncheon. Cancer Wellness Connections helps women stay healthy, positive, and strong as they go through the challenge of cancer treatment. I am photographed with Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Eileen Grossman.
Senator Owen H. Johnson joined Lorraine Pace, Founding President of Breast Cancer Help, Inc. at the 5th Annual Bill Evans Celebrity Golf Outing on September 27, 2012. Meteorologist Bill Evans Sponsored the fundraising event at Island Hills Golf Club in Sayville. All proceeds went to benefit Breast Cancer Help, Inc. and their Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is encouraging women to be safe and get a mammography screening as part of breast cancer awareness month.
“Early detection is the best defense women have against breast cancer, which is the most common form of cancer among women,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Getting annual mammograms is an important step that women should take to protect their health.”
According to the American Cancer Society, early detection improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully. The American Cancer Society offers the following recommendations for early breast cancer detection:
Senator Dilan stresses the importance of early detection
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging women to take advantage of free breast cancer support and referral services available throughout New York City this October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the state Department of Health, one in eight women will develop breast cancer.
(Rocheser, N.Y.) - On Friday, August 17th, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Anthony L. Jordan's new basic medical and dental services suite at Andrew's Terrace Apartments. For more information on the great work that Anthony L. Jordan Health Center does in our community, visit their website, http://www.jordanhealth.org/.
Uninsured women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the past year can sign up for a free screening Sunday at the Staten Island Hindu Temple in Sunnyside.
Project Renewal’s Scan Van will be on hand to offer the mobile mammograms beginning at 10 a.m. outside 1318 Victory Blvd. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 800-564-6868. The service also accepts Medicaid/Medicare and most other insurance plans, in addition to being offered free to uninsured eligible women.
The screenings are funded by the Cancer Services Program of Staten Island, Richmond County Savings Foundation and Avon Breast Care Fund.
Sen. Krueger joined the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council to kick off the group's annual "subway caravan" from Washington Heights to Brooklyn, as part of a worldwide week of activities promoting support for breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding mothers and health advocates joined Sen. Krueger for the kickoff of the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council's annual "Subway Caravan" to raise awareness of breastfeeding's health benefits and breastfeeding mothers' rights.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle's (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) bill that would help some breast cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover reconstruction for partial mastectomies has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.The bill (S3801A. CH. 302), sponsored by Senator LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), adds partial mastectomies to the law that already covers reconstruction for full mastectomies. It would ensure that breast cancer patients who undergo the partial loss of a breast have reconstruction as an option covered by insurance.
Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis spoke with State Sen. Jose Peralta from Queens and the Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Jack Friedman, about how they want to battle sex trafficking in their borough.
Averill Park in Elmont was the place to be on a recent Saturday as organizers for an annual Deck Hockey competition fundraiser raised funds for education and research for Breast Cancer through 1 in 9 the Breast Cancer Education Coalition. Teams from around the area participated in the fundraiser in the deck hockey competition that had a record crowd.
State Senator Jack Martins, 1 in 9 Director Geri Barash, Supervisor Kate Murray, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella supported the effort.