On Friday, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo started a campaign called “Get Screened, No Excuses” to raise awareness about how important it is for women to get breast cancer screenings.
He also announced that there will be expanded hours for screenings at over 200 clinics and hospitals statewide.
“Early detection is the best way to beat breast cancer,” Governor Cuomo said. “When breast cancer touched our family, we made it a mission to help ensure no New Yorker had to experience the anguish, anxiety, and uncertainty that we did. We have advanced the most robust breast cancer screening program in the country that knocks down barriers and makes sure every woman – regardless of her financial background or busy schedule – can catch and treat this disease early. Until we cure breast cancer once and for all, we will continue to raise awareness about early detection to make sure all of our residents are getting screened, no excuses.”
This goes alongside the legislation the Governor signed in June to increase the awareness and screening for breast cancer.
For more information on where in New York breast cancer screening are available, you can either call the New York State Breast Cancer Hotline at 1-866-442-CANCER, or online at www.ny.gov/getscreened.