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Legislator Denenberg Reminds Us October is Breast Awareness Month

Legislator Dave Denenberg joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program to promote their October breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month serves as a reminder for women to get mammograms,” said Legislator Dave Denenberg. “I hope that this month women will take time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal.”

For more information and to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program at 800-877-8077. Callers can also get emotional support from the hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of whom are women who have had breast cancer.

The hotline has been in existence for 30 years. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free. The website is www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.