Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be hosting a no-out-of-pocket-cost breast cancer screening day on Thursday, July 19th at the Massapequa 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, a member of the Senate’s Health Committee.
The screenings will be held at the Massapequa Library (Bar Harbour building), located at 40 Harbour Lane in Massapequa Park, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. 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, regardless whether or not they have insurance. Women covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed, and must bring their information card to the screening. There are no out of pocket costs for patients.
"Mammography vans are important because they provide examination access to people who may not otherwise have it," stated Geri Barish, President of "1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition". "This preventive care leads to early detection, which is the best way to successful treatment."
Women who would like to take advantage of the screening program should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at (516) 546-4100 to make an appointment.
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