Fighting breast cancer is among my top priorities not only
as a lawmaker but also as a concerned citizen and
An estimated 12,000 women throughout New York state are
diagnosed with breast cancer annually.
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related
deaths, with an estimated 3,500 women dying each year. Breast
cancer does not discriminate. Women of all ages, backgrounds
and races are vulnerable to breast cancer. Women over the
age of 50 are three-quarters more likely to get breast
Education is the key to fighting breast cancer.
It is crucial that women as young as 20 be alertto early
warning signs and schedule regular examinations.
Enclosed is information regarding health insurance, signs and
risk factors related to breast cancer, and reasons to have
mammograms. I hope you find this life-saving information
useful in increasing your awareness of breast cancer. If
you have additional questions or need assistance, please
contact me anytime.