With Breast Cancer Awareness Month only weeks away beginning in October, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. hosted a free mammogram screening event in Woodhaven on September 14, 2023. It serves as a reminder that women over 40 should be screened annually not just in commemoration of the designated month because early detection saves lives.
The American-Italian Cancer Foundation had their Mammogram Bus parked outside of Addabbo’s District Office on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, providing no-cost mammogram screenings for women, even those who were uninsured. Some two dozen women participated.
“Since October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, bringing free mammograms and clinical breast exams to the district is a major service for women who are either uninsured or cannot make it to a clinic is even more imperative,” Addabbo said. “As you get older, it becomes more and more important for women to get these tests and screenings in order to monitor for breast cancer and other ailments because early detection can be the difference between life and death. I thank the American Italian Cancer Foundation for coming into my district to provide this accessible vital service.”