Maziarz: October is a time for breast cancer awarenessby jmaloni
State Sen. George Maziarz has again joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in its October breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.
"October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a significant time to remind women to get mammograms," Maziarz said "Often women will put their own health on hold as they take care of family members; we want to send out the message that when you take care of yourself, you're taking care of your family."
For more information or to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program at 1-800-877-8077. Callers can also get emotional support from the hotline's specially trained volunteers, most of whom are breast cancer survivors.
The hotline has been in existence for more than three decades. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free. On the Web, visithttp://www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.