On Thursday, Sept. 30, breast cancer screenings were available to the community at the Think Pink: Early Detection event at the Bayport Fire Department.
All testing was completed by a registered radiologist who specializes in mammography. The van came equipped with a waiting area, private dressing room and exam room, and all proper safety protocols were adhered to.
“Breast cancer does not pause for COVID-19, and neither do we,” said assemblyman Jarett Gandolfo. “Through collaboration with the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce and Bayport Fire Department, we are committed to providing help and inspiring hope because together, we can save lives.”
“Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade,” added Carol A. Seitz-Cusack, Bayport-Blue Point Chamber president, who has a background as a nurse. “Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatment options for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram. Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you’re ahead of the game.”
Early detection has saved the lives of countless women. With early screening, breast cancer death rates have declined 40 percent from 1989 to 2016 amongst women.
The Think Pink: Early Detection event series will continue throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
For more information please call 631-589-0348.