In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Free mammography screenings on Staten Island
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Borough President James Oddo will host mammography screenings at three different locations on Tuesday, October 4th. The mobile mammography van will be at the Bricktown Commons (Michael’s Parking Lot) in Charleston from 8:30am-11:30am and at Hylan Plaza Parking Lot in New Dorp from 1pm-4pm. Mammograms will be available inside Borough Hall (10 Richmond Terrace, Room 125) from 10am-6pm.
The screenings will be available to eligible women ages 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. All insurance plans will be accepted, and co-pays and deductibles will be waived. The mammograms will be free to uninsured women.
An appointment must be made to get screened. To make an appointment for the Charleston or New Dorp locations, call (800) 564-6868. To make an appointment at Borough Hall, call (718) 454-8556 x.31 or x.32.
“We are encouraging Staten Island women to take charge of their health and make sure they get their annual mammography screening,” noted BP Oddo. “Mammograms are important preventative measures for women. The earlier cancer is found, the easier it is to treat. Despite studies to the contrary, experts continue to emphasize the importance of mammograms in detecting breast cancer. Women should speak to their doctors to determine whether their risk factors require such screening.”
The screenings will be co-hosted by Governor Andrew Cuomo and funded by Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, Cancer Services Program of Staten Island and Richmond County Savings Foundation.