The screenings will be available to eligible women ages 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. All insurance plans will be accepted, and co-pays and deductibles will be waived. The mammograms will be free to uninsured women.
An appointment must be made to get screened. To make an appointment at the Forest Avenue location, call (718) 816-2133 or (877) 628-9090. To make an appointment at the Bricktown Commons or Hylan Plaza locations, call (800) 564-6868.
“We are providing these mobile screenings to encourage Staten Island women to take charge of their health and make sure they get their annual mammogram,” noted BP Oddo. “Mammograms are important preventative measures for women. The earlier cancer is found, the easier it is to treat. Despite recommendations to the contrary from some organizations, experts continue to emphasize the importance of mammograms in detecting breast cancer. Women should always speak to their doctors about when they should begin getting screened, and should always make this decision in consultation with their doctors.”
The screenings will be funded by Project Renewal and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation.