New York State has made breast cancer and prostate cancer screenings free.
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.
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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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Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature have made breast cancer screenings free and more widely available around New York State. HEP is teaming up with partner organizations to organize health fairs and screening events around this initiative.
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