DeRiggi-Whitton sponsors mammography van

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(From left) County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, PWAAC Programming Coordinator Julie Gamman, and NCUMC Nurse Elea Timiras in front of the Mammography Van. (Photo courtesy of Debbie Greco)

Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) sponsored free mammography exams on Wednesday, Sept. 15 through the Nassau University Medical Center’s (NUMC) Mobile Breast Imaging Center van at the Port Washington Adult Activities Center.

During its visit, the Mobile Breast Imaging van provided free exams to people with or without insurance. “Through early detection, breast cancer is usually treatable soI urge everyone to get annual mammograms,” Legislator Deriggi-Whitton said. “Since they are available to people with or without health insurance, there is no excuse not to get these potentially life-saving screening each year.”

Contact Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton’s office at 516-571-6211 or dderiggiwhitton@nassaucountyny.gov or NUMC at 516-572-3300 additional further information about future screening opportunities.

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