Senator Mario R. Mattera (2nd Senate District), in conjunction with NAACP Huntington, is hosting the Stony Brook Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Van in Huntington Station. The no-cost breast cancer-screening event will be held from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday, June 2, at the Huntington Assembly of God, which is located at 1700 New York Avenue in Huntington Station.
Stony Brook University Cancer Center operates and staffs the mobile van, which was made possible through more than $3 million from the New York State Department of Health. The van provides convenient access to all women in our area to ensure that women on Long Island get the information they need to protect themselves from breast cancer.
This event is for women forty and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. An appointment is necessary so all who are interested should call 631-638-4135 to schedule an appointment. For more information on the Stony Brook Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Van, residents can visit cancer.stonybrookmedicine.edu/Patients/MammoVan.
According to information provided by Stony Brook Cancer Center, most screenings are no cost since the cost of mammograms are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and almost all insurance companies. Any resident who has no insurance will be referred to the New York State Cancer Services Program, which may cover the cost of an exam.
In New York State, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Mammograms and breast cancer screenings can detect cancer at early stages, when it is often the most treatable.
“I am very happy to join with Stony Brook Medicine, NAACP Huntington Branch and the Huntington Assembly of God to bring this extremely useful event to Huntington Station. It is without question that early detection is the best way to combat and beat breast cancer and that makes access to no-cost screenings so critical. I urge everyone who can benefit to call to schedule an appointment and get the health information they need to protect their life and their future,” stated Senator Mattera.