of Nassau County (PPNC) and Adelphi
NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program are sponsoring a breast cancer screening event to help low-income
and uninsured women in the community access no-cost mammograms and clinical
Nu-Health/Nassau Health Care Corporation mammography van will be at PPNC’s
health center at 540 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead on Friday, October 19 from 8:30
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. On-site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography
and a clinical breast examination. Patients and their physicians will be
notified of the exam results.
“Early detection saves lives,” said PPNC’s President
& CEO, JoAnn D. Smith. “Women too often aren’t aware of their own breast
health, dismiss a lump as something that doesn’t need attention, or are
paralyzed by fear. Or, even worse, they simply can’t afford a visit to the doctor.
Waiting can change the course of a woman’s life, and that’s why Planned
Parenthood is urging women to get screened.”
PPNC plays an essential role in ensuring that low-income,
at-risk women in the community have
access to breast health screenings. In their health centers in Hempstead, Glen Cove and Massapequa, they provide more
than 4,200 breast exams annually. In addition, PPNC receives a grant from the
local Susan G. Komen affiliate, Komen Greater NYC, to underwrite Sisters United in Health
, a coalition
that provides lifesaving breast health education and
referrals for cancer screenings to thousands of low-income, medically
underserved women of color on Long Island.
will be available to all women in Nassau County who are age 40 and older and who
have never had a mammogram or are due for their annual screening. Priority will
be given to women without health insurance, who will not have to pay any
out-of-pocket costs for screening. Women with insurance should bring their
insurance card, co-pay, doctor’s information and mammogram prescription.
will be required to show ID at the time of the mammogram. Any woman who has had
a prior mammogram should bring the original mammography films.
are necessary and scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. To make an
appointment or for more information, call 516-750-2500.
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