American Cancer Society reminds residents to get screened for breast cancer this National Mammography Day
The American Cancer Society is reminding people to get screened for breast cancer this National Mammography Day.
The organization says 18,780 new cases of breast cancer have been reported in women throughout New York state.
The American Cancer Society says prevention and early detection saves lives. The organization encourages people 40 and over to start getting screened for breast cancer.
The most common symptom for breast cancer is a lump, according to health officials. Other signs include skin dimpling, breast or nipple pain and swelling and swollen lymph nodes in the armpit or collar bone.
Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering free exams for those 18 and up at the Hutchinson campus on Waters Place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21.
The screenings will be available to all, including people who are uninsured.
NYC Health + Hospitals also offers mammography exams at little to no cost to patients.