Nyack Hospital to Host Free Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Rockland County

David Carlucci

February 06, 2012

Do you or someone you love need a routine Mammography and Clinical Breast Exam, but cannot afford them?                                

Nyack Hospital will host a FREE Breast Cancer Screening Program on Tuesday, February 14, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital.  Refreshments will be provided by New York State Senator David Carlucci.

Patricia Joseph, MD, Director of Breast and Women’s Health Prevention Services at Nyack Hospital remarked, “Nyack Hospital is pleased to reach out to those members of our community who are financially unable to access screening programs through the traditional medical system.”

This cancer screening event is grant funded by the Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley Region in partnership with Nyack Hospital, and, in part, with a grant from Capital One.

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Remember:  Cancer screenings save LIVES!

“Early detection, screening and clinical examinations are absolutely critical to ensure that women are safeguarded from breast cancer,” said Senator Carlucci.  “Medical experts across the health spectrum, including the American Cancer Society, all agree that women as early in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam as part of their periodic health exam, with women age 40 and older having a mammogram every year.  I am thrilled to join Nyack Hospital in co-sponsoring this breast cancer screening event that offers women the opportunity to fulfill this important checkup.” 

About Nyack Hospital
Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital located in Rockland County, NY.  Founded in 1895, it is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and has partnered with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine providing clinical rotations to third-year medical students.  To contact a member of our medical staff, please visit our web site at www.nyackhospital.org.