Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their "Peace of Mind" Campaign to urge women to get mammograms.
Senator Golden stated, "The best weapon we have against breast cancer is early detection. I hope that this Mother’s Day people will urge their loved ones to get a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal. For the health of all women, for the betterment of all families, for life, I hope that community women will take seriously the importance of mammograms."
For more information and to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077. Callers can also get emotional support from the hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of who are women who have had breast cancer.
The hotline has been in existence for 27 years. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island and is funded by the New York State Legislature, Department of health, grants and contributions. All services are free. The web site is: www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.