Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SELDEN, NY — Recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore encourages all women to protect their health by scheduling a mammogram.

“Many women put the health needs of family before their own. However, when you take care of yourself, you’re taking care of your family,” stated Legislator Tom Muratore. “Mammograms help detect breast cancer earlier, when treatments are more likely to be successful. I urge all women to consider their own health by getting routine mammograms. And men, please encourage your wives, mothers, sisters and daughters to do the same.”

If you have any questions or concerns about breast cancer, you may contact the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. It is comprised of specially trained volunteers to answer questions and provide emotional support. You may call them toll-free at 800-877-8077. Or, contact the American Cancer Society in Hauppauge at 631-436-7070, or nationally at 1-800-227-2345.

Legislator Muratore represents the 4th Legislative District. The district includes the Brookhaven Town portion of Ronkonkoma, Centereach, Coram, Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Medford, Port Jefferson Station and Selden. More information about Legislator Muratore and the 4th Legislative District is available on the Suffolk County Legislature website.

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