Assemblyman McKevitt Encourages Women To Get Breast Cancer Screening

Joins statewide breast cancer campaign
May 2, 2006
Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I – East Meadow) is teaming up with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program to increase breast cancer screening awareness across New York state.

McKevitt is encouraging women to get mammograms at least once a year, performing self exams and having their breasts examined regularly by a medical professional.

“Many women do not get regular breast screenings,” stated McKevitt. “Breast cancer affects more people than many think, but by simply getting screenings often, you can prevent a potential disaster by detecting any problems as early as possible.”

Adelphi’s Breast Cancer Support Program, which has been in existence for 25 years, can help find an accredited mammography facility, and will also help callers with limited income to find out about low cost and free mammograms.

The program is supported and funded by McKevitt and the New York State Legislature, as well as grants and contributions. All services provided by the program are free and available to all those that wish to take advantage. For more information, call (800) 877-8077.

“My hope is to persuade all families out there to encourage the women in their families to undergo regular screenings,” added McKevitt. “With Mother’s Day approaching, think about the women in your life, and how a breast screening could save their life.