Breast Cancer Information Center


In a major victory in the 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 is now in effect.  The new law (Chapter 265 of 2012) ensures that women are informed of their own "density" and that other screening options may be helpful in early detection of breast cancer.

“This legislation will provide women with access to important medical information they need to make decisions about their own health care and will, quite simply, save lives.  Many women are unaware of their own breast density, that it can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and that dense breast tissue can make it difficult to detect tumors by mammography alone.  Ensuring that all women are supplied with the information they need to make the most educated decisions about their health care will lead to earlier detection when the cancer is most treatable and survivable,” stated Senator Flanagan.

January 24, 2013 - Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee Announce Life-Saving "Breast Density Information" Law In Effect

Click here to view the January 23, 2013 press conference


Are You Dense | exposing the best kept secret

American College of Radiology Breast Density Brochure featuring a Q & A

July 27, 2011 - Medical News: Dense Breast Raise Risk Of Breast Cancer

July 2, 2012 - News12 Long Island Segment Regarding Breast Cancer Legislation

April 29, 2013 - WNYT.COM "Women See Changes Under New Mammogram Law"

May 16, 2013 - Wall Street Journal Article "A Dilemma In The Search For Breast Cancer"

American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011-2012 (Table 4 details density/risk factor)

American Society of Breast Disease

Journal National Cancer Institute







Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. At your local Making Strides event, you will join local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and other people who have been touched by this devastating disease to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.

Every step taken and every dollar raised will help the American Cancer Society continue to:

  • Help people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is most treatable
  • Invest in research to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease
  • Provide free information and services to help people facing breast cancer today - when and where they need it - including transportation, lodging, wigs, support programs, financial assistance, and more
  • Ensure access to mammograms for women who need them, and encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat breast cancer


Making Strides of Dowling College - Sunday, October 6, 2013

8 am – 11 am Rolling Start

Dowling College, Brookhaven Campus
1300 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley

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Making Strides of Jones Beach - Sunday, October 20, 2013

8 am – 11 am Rolling Start

Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh

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