McDonough Praises Signing of Legislation to Improve Breast Cancer Detection
Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today issued the following statement:
July 23, 2012
With the signing today of legislation to improve breast cancer detection, New York state has taken much-needed action to save lives. Early detection of cancer, especially breast cancer, which accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in U.S. women, is one of the most important factors in determining the effectiveness of putting a patient into remission. This legislation, which requires specific written notification to the patient after a finding of dense breast tissue on a mammogram, an explanation of test results, and a recommendation to consult with the patient's physician about additional screening, will prove critical in long-term efforts to reduce the impact of this deadly disease. I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing the bill into law, and I thank the sponsors, Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee for their tireless efforts in advocating on this critically important issue and leading the fight against this terrible disease. This legislation passed both the Assembly and Senate unanimously.