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Mammograms for Mother's Day

April 28, 2008 11:36:03 AM PDT
This Mother's Day, remind the women in your life to get a mammogram.The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) annual Mother's Day Mammogram Campaign raises awareness about breast cancer and educates New York City residents, especially multicultural communities about breast cancer prevention and the importance of early detection.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. Mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.

It is estimated that about 40,480 women will die from breast cancer in the United States this year. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, breast cancer kills about 1,260 New Yorkers each year still 23% of women over 40 and older have not had a recent mammogram. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. Women age 40 or older should get a mammogram every year.

Mammograms are offered at HHC facilities at little or no cost. If you have no health insurance, we can help. Just speak to a Financial Counselor located in our facilities. Our staff speaks multiple languages and we offer full translation services.

To get a mammogram at one of the following New York City public hospitals or health centers at little or no cost*, call today or visit www.nyc.gov/hhc for more information:

BRONX

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic and Treatment Center
545 East 142nd Street
(718) 579-4010

Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South
(718) 918-4716

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
234 East 149th Street
(718) 579-5550

Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center
1225 Gerard Avenue
(718) 960-2710; After 4:00 PM, call (718) 960-2814

North Central Bronx
3424 Kossuth Avenue
(718) 519-3969

Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Parkway
(718) 616-4432

Cumberland Diagnostic and Treatment
100 North Portland Avenue
(718) 260-7855

East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center
2094 Pitkin Avenue
(718) 240-0531

Kings County Hospital Center
451 Clarkson Avenue
(718) 245-3267 or (718) 245-3268

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
760 Broadway
(718) 388-5889

MANHATTAN

Bellevue Hospital Center
462 First Avenue
(212) 562-4384

Gouverneur Health Care Services
227 Madison Street
(212) 238-7897 or (212) 238-7997 or (212) 238-7510

Harlem Hospital Center
506 Lenox Avenue
(212) 939-8060

Metropolitan Hospital Center
1901 First Avenue
(212) 423-7993

QUEENS

Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
(718) 334-3318

Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
(718) 883-4509

STATEN ISLAND

Women's Outreach Network
(800) 564-6868

*If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed. You are responsible for paying any co-payments. Mammograms provided based on the provider's clinical assessment.

This event is sponsored by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

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