By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Marine Park women in need of mammograms can get the important breast cancer detection test for free, thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden who is working with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to bring a medical van to the community.
The mammograms will be offered on Friday, Nov. 22, in a medical van outside Golden’s office at 3604 Quentin Road. The cancer screenings will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 37-foot-long mobile mammography van is staffed completely by women. The mammography screenings take about 30 minutes to complete.
The screenings are free, woman must make an appointment to be seen, Golden said. The program is open to women 40 years old and older. For an appointment, call Golden’s office at 718-238-6044.
"I again am proud to partner and welcome the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to the community to make available free mammography screenings for women forty years and older,” Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) said.
“Early detection of breast cancer saves lives, and I encourage all those who have not had a mammogram in more than a year to make an appointment and to get screened," Golden said.
The objective of the American-Italian Cancer Foundation's Free Mobile Mammography Program is to break down the barriers to breast cancer screening that result in many under-served women losing their lives to breast cancer due to advanced disease at diagnosis.
Results will be sent to the women and their doctors within 10 business days. Uninsured women will be covered by the foundation’s funding.