With Mother’s Day Approaching, Assemblyman Finch Announces Breast Cancer Hotline

April 27, 2009

May 10th is Mother’s Day, and with the holiday fast approaching, Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,I,C – Springport) would like to encourage women in New York to utilize the services provided by the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program.

“We all have a responsibility to remind the women in our lives of the importance of getting a mammogram,” said Finch. “With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s a perfect time to remind your loved ones.”

Women 40 and over are recommended to get a mammogram every one to two years. Those with a family history of breast cancer should start getting mammograms at an earlier age and should have them performed more often.

Adelphi’s free hotline has been in existence for almost 30 years and provides many vital services, including helping women find accredited mammography facilities and offering emotional support from trained volunteers, most of whom are breast cancer survivors. For information or to contact the hotline, call (800) 877-8077 or visit www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.

“Early detection is key to preventing long-term damage, and having an annual mammogram is the best way to be proactive,” Finch stated. “While it may seem scary to some, most mammograms turn out perfectly healthy results, and they are vital to the health of all women.”