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From the Desk of Legislator Richard Nicolello: September 17, 2010

A Mammogram  Saves Lives

Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello has joined with the Adelphi New York  Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in their October breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a significant time to remind women to get mammograms, “says Legislator Nicolello. “I hope that this month women will take the time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal.”

For more information and to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program at 800-877-8077. Callers can also get emotional support from the hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of whom are woman who have had breast cancer.

The hotline has been in existence for 30 years. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free. The website is:  www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.