Issues: Women's Health

SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP INCREASE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

New Law Will Increase Women’s Awareness of Dense Breast Tissue

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to improve early detection of breast cancer has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 26, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP INCREASE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

New York State Senator Nozzolio today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law, S.6769B, will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 26, 2012
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Senator LaValle Announces New Law to Help Increase Early Detection of Breast Cancer

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law (S6769B) will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 25, 2012
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Senator LaValle Announces New Law to Help Increase Early Detection of Breast Cancer

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law (S6769B) will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 25, 2012
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New Law to Help Increase Early Detection of Breast Cancer

New York State Senator Owen H. Johnson today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law (S6769B) will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 24, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP INCREASE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

Senator Lanza today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law (S6769B) will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 24, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Announces “Breast Density Inform” Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Andrew Cuomo

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (95th Assembly District) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the “Breast Density Inform” (S.6769-B) legislation they sponsored into law.   The legislation, which passed both the Senate and the Assembly unanimously, will help women in the fight against cancer by ensuring that women are informed of their own “density” and that other screening options may be helpful in early detection.  

The measure would require that every mammography report given to a patient with dense breast tissue inform the women in plain, non-technical language that she has dense breast tissue and that she should discuss the potential benefit of further screenings with her physician.

July 24, 2012
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NEW LAW TO HELP IMPROVE BREAST CANCER DETECTION

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that is designed to help improve breast cancer detection and prevention by requiring mammography services to inform patients if dense breast tissue is found during an exam. "Early detection can save lives and this new law will give women who may be at a higher risk for breast cancer the information they need to consult with their physician about follow-up screening and other preventive measures," Governor Cuomo said. "I commend the bill sponsors for their work on this important legislation."

July 23, 2012
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Breast Cancer Help, Inc. Celebrated 20 Years of the Long Island Breast Cancer Mapping Project

Breast Cancer Help, Inc. celebrated 20 years of the Long Island Breast Cancer Mapping Project at its 17th Annual Gala at the Island Hills Country Club in Sayville on June 29, 2012.  President Lorraine Pace awarded Senator Owen H. Johnson a Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts and support of the Breast Cancer Mapping Project. The project began in West Islip in 1992 and created a scientific evaluation of a survey created to map the incidence of breast cancer.  This mapping project aids in determining the causes of breast cancer and has since spread across the nation and also to other countries such as England, Australia and Japan . 

July 19, 2012
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Far Rockaway Healthcare Workshop

A Healthcare Workshop, featuring:The American-Italian Cancer Foundation(FREE MAMOGRAMS FOR AGES 40 & OVER)

The Samaritan Hands Health Ministry at St. Johns Baptist Church

DATE:     Thursday, July 26, 2012

TIME:     10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location:  Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center    62-00 Beach Channel Drive    Averne, New York 11692

For more information, please contact:

July 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN MERRICK

     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, August 16th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Merrick Library. The library is located at 2279 Merrick Avenue in Merrick.

     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:

July 10, 2012
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Breast Cancer Screening Program- Merrick

     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, August 16th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Merrick Library. The library is located at 2279 Merrick Avenue in Merrick.

     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:

August 16, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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News12 Long Island Segment Regarding Breast Cancer Legislation

 

News 12 Long Island Segment About The Efforts Of JoAnn Pushkin of Dix Hills And Senator John Flanagan (New York State) To Help Women In The Fight Against Breast Cancer - July 2, 2012

 

July 5, 2012
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End of the 2012 Legislative Session

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: June 29, 2012Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

Senator Huntley Commemorates the End of the 2012 Legislative Session While Urging More Progressive Growth for the Future

As the 2012 Legislative Session came to a close last week, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) and the Democratic Conference highlighted some great accomplishments made this year while also emphasizing the essential work that still has left to be done.

June 29, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS RECOVER FROM A PARTIAL MASTECTOMY

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would help some breast cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover reconstruction for partial mastectomies.

The bill (S3801A) 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.

June 21, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Discusses His Breast Cancer Legislation

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses legislation he sponsored that will provide women with more information regarding their health and enhance the fight against breast cancer – June 19, 2012

 

June 19, 2012
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Major Enhancement to Breast Cancer Prevention Passes Senate

In a major victory in his three-year battle to enhance women’s ability to protect themselves against breast cancer, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that legislation (6769B) he sponsored to assist in the fight against breast cancer has passed the Senate and is expected to pass in the Assembly.  The legislation will provide women with dense breasts the information they need to make decisions regarding their health care.

June 19, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Announces Major Breast Cancer Prevention Enhancement Passes Both Senate And Assembly

In a major victory in his three-year battle to enhance women’s ability to protect themselves against breast cancer, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored to assist in the fight against breast cancer has passed the Senate and the Assembly.  The legislation will provide women with dense breasts the information they need to make decisions regarding their health care. 

June 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS RECOVER FROM A PARTIAL MASTECTOMY

SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS RECOVER FROM A PARTIAL MASTECTOMY    The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would help some breast cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover reconstruction for partial mastectomies. The bill (S3801A), sponsored by Senator Kenneth 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.

June 18, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Help Breast Cancer Patients Recover From a Partial Mastectomy

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would help some breast cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover reconstruction for partial mastectomies.

June 18, 2012
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