South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) announced that she will be hosting a free mammogram screening in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 10 from 9:00am to 4:30pm at Peninsula Public Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd in Rockaway Beach.
“Getting screened for breast cancer is so important, and can truly save lives,” Pheffer Amato said. “Early detection of this disease can lead to much better outcomes, which is why I’m happy to partner with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to ensure that more women can get screened. I encourage as many women as possible to attend these events to get screened and take control of your health.”
Approximately 1 in 8 women (13%) will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Mammography is the most effective screening tool to find breast cancer in most women, and getting an annual mammogram can greatly lower a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer.
Registration in advance is required by October 20 and walk-ins will not be permitted. Anyone hoping to get screened must be 40-50 with health insurance, 50-79 without health insurance, and currently living in New York City. For eligibility, you cannot have gotten a mammogram within the last 12 months. To register, call 718-945-9550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.