The Huntington Assembly of God will be the site of breast cancer screenings on June 2 using the Stony Brook Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Van.
The screening is cosponsored by State Sen. Mario R. Mattera and the NAACP Huntington. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stony Brook University Cancer Center operates and staffs the mobile van, which is funded by more than $3 million from the state Department of Health.
The screening is for women 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 631-638-4135. For more information on the Stony Brook Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Van, residents can visit cancer.stonybrookmedicine.edu/Patients/MammoVan.
The church is at 1700 New York Avenue in Huntington Station.
The Stony Brook Cancer Center said that most screenings are free since the cost of mammograms are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and almost all insurance companies. Any resident without insurance will be referred to the New York State Cancer Services Program, which may cover the cost of an exam.
In New York, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Mammograms and breast cancer screenings can detect cancer at early stages, when it is often the most treatable.
“I am very happy to join with Stony Brook Medicine, NAACP Huntington Branch and the Huntington Assembly of God to bring this extremely useful event to Huntington Station. It is without question that early detection is the best way to combat and beat breast cancer and that makes access to no-cost screenings so critical. I urge everyone who can benefit to call to schedule an appointment and get the health information they need to protect their life and their future,” Mattera said.