This Mother’s Day, give the best gift of all: Peace of mind
Sen. Stavisky & Assemblywoman Meng promote free cancer screening services in Downtown Flushing for uninsured women this Mother’s Day
State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblywoman Grace Meng joined with New York Hospital Queens May 7 to promote a Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get screened for cancer.
New York Hospital Queens, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program, is offering these important screenings at their Downtown Flushing clinic for free to women who are uninsured, over the age of 40, and whose last mammogram was more than a year ago. The clinic staff speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean. The clinic offers mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap smears free of charge to any woman who is a New York State resident (must offer proof of address and photo ID) and calls (718) 886-7014 to make an appointment. Any follow-up treatment is also free of charge.
“Mother’s Day is an important time to remind women to get screened for common cancers such as those of the breast and cervix,” Sen. Stavisky said. “I hope that this holiday women will take some time to make this appointment for a free screening so that they can stay healthy for their loved ones.”
Assemblywoman Meng said, "Women are often the ones who take care of everyone else on a daily basis. On this Mother's Day, I hope women take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to take care of themselves and help save each others' lives."
Debra Pagano-Cohen, Director of Community & Government Affairs at New York Hospital Queens, said, “Having the support of Senator Stavisky means a lot to everyone at NYHQ. As a senator, a woman and most of all a mother, Senator Stavisky provides a powerful voice in bringing attention to the importance of regular breast and cervical cancer screenings. NYHQ is very grateful that the Senator took the initiative to bring more attention to this important issue.”