In 1994, SHAREing & CAREing initiated its signature B.E.A.T. Breast Cancer Initiative – Breast Cancer. Education. Action. Treatment. Our goal is to mobilize women to seek mammography screening by removing the barriers created by fear and lack of understanding. Through education and outreach we link uninsured or under-insured women who are 40 years old + to free or low cost mammography. SHAREing & CAREing’s long-term survivors act as patient navigators for women who require surgery and treatment to ensure follow-up with their doctor’s recommendations. Survivors are bilingual and have personally been through a similar protocol of treatment. These services are available through Mount Sinai Hospital Queens, however arrangements can be made throughout New York City.
- A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. Screening mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Diagnostic mammograms are used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign or symptom of the disease has been found. [National Cancer Institute. February 2015]
- Screening mammography can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 74. Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health. [National Cancer Institute. February 2015]
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