Free breast cancer screenings

Bronx women’s health advocates Ana Melendez, Argelia Ortiz, Jeanette Bocanegra and Lourdes Rangel with NYS Senate Majority Leader John Flannagan at the signing of the law by Gov. Cuomo making breast cancer screenings free and more accessible throughout New York State.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in New York. Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature have passed legislation that makes breast cancer screenings free and more widely available throughout the state. Screenings include clinical breast exams and mammograms.

  • Local providers will now offer weekend and evening screenings, thus making it more convenient for working women.
  • The number of providers offering these services will increase. They include community and women’s health clinics.
  • There will be a mobile mammography van in each county, or more than one if needed, and there will be more funding for existing mobile services.
  • Local providers will carry out outreach efforts and programs.

Call the hotline!

To make an appointment for a free screening or for more information, call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262)

The Healthcare Education Project is organizing free screening and information events in all boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and upstate. Information about these events is on our Facebook page at

Or contact our organizers in your area.

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