State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in its annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms.
"Mother’s Day is a significant time to remind women to get mammograms," said Senator Farley. "I hope that this Mother’s Day women will take the time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Some 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal."
For more information and to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York State 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 whom are women who have had breast cancer.
The hotline marked its 30th anniversary last year. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free. The web site is www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.
Senator Farley also reminds constituents who live in the western part of his district that the Cancer Services Program of Fulton and Montgomery Counties provides a cancer screening program for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer for eligible women and men. For more information on this organization and eligibility, visit the website http://www.cspfulmont.com/ or call (518) 841-3726.