Assemblyman Matthew Mirones (R,C-Staten Island, Bay Ridge) joined on May 7 with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program to urge women to get mammograms.
“The recent controversy regarding the effectiveness of mammograms has created a great deal of confusion,” said Mirones, “but the latest research indicates that mammograms do provide early detection which can lead to successful treatment.”
According to Mirones, approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal and early detection is the best tool in fighting breast cancer.
“This Mother’s Day, give the most valuable gift of all — peace of mind,” said Mirones. “Urge the women in your life to schedule a mammogram.”
Mirones noted the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline has been in existence for 23 years. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island and is funded by the New York State Legislature and Department of Health. All services are free.
For more information and to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077. Callers can also get emotional support from the hot line’s specially trained volunteers, most of who are women who have had breast cancer.