At least one neighborhood resident has detected breast cancer in time, thanks to Senator Simcha Felder’s no-cost mammogram screening.
Since taking office, Senator Felder has sponsored regular opportunities—as many as two per month—for women to receive no-cost mammogram screenings. Working with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, the Senator is making it possible for residents to visit convenient locations within the community and receive private, no-cost screenings that have proven to save lives with early cancer detection.
The American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile care clinic recently spent the entire day in front of the Senator’s Flatbush office on Thursday, March 10 where 30 neighborhood women were screened. Many more women are expected to take advantage of the no-cost screenings when the mobile unit returns to the Senator’s Boro Park office on Thursday, March 17.
“Last year, 250 of my constituents took advantage of these no-cost mammograms,” said Senator Felder. “A total of 22 women that were screened by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile care clinic in NY City in 2015 were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer. Four of these women were Brooklyn residents, and one was from my district.
“If we have saved only one life—one family’s wife, mother or daughter—then I don’t need to elaborate on how important these screenings are,” continued Senator Felder. “Being proactive when it comes to your health is vital. So I urge women to please take advantage of these opportunities.”