Thiele And Adelphi University Remind Women That Mammographies Save Lives
Originally Posted: October 01, 2010
- Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr
. (I-Sag Harbor) has joined with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual 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," said Assemblyman Thiele. "I hope that this month women will take the time to make an appointment to ensure their health and well-being. According to Adelphi, approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal."
The Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Group was founded in 1980 and is the first state program to exclusively address psychosocial issues associated with Breast Cancer. This is the only statewide toll-free breast cancer hotline which answers nearly 4,000 calls a year.
For more information or to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, individuals can contact the hotline at 800-877-8077. Callers can also receive emotional support from the hotline's specially trained volunteers, most of who are women who have had breast cancer.
The hotline marks its 30th Anniversary this year and is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free.