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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Get Healthy Heights on October 21, 2015 at 3:36pm.
Get Healthy Heights Manhattan Cancer Services Program

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

• If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.

• If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

Not sure where to go for mammograms? Worried about cost? Read on to learn how to get a free mammogram and other important cancer screenings in northern Manhattan!

Get Healthy Heights Interviews Audrey Jimenez with the Manhattan Cancer Services Program.

What services does Manhattan Cancer Services Program provide?
The Manhattan Cancer Services Program (MCSP) provides free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostics to Manhattan residents.

Who can use the services provided by Manhattan Cancer Services?
Men and women that live in Manhattan can obtain free breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings if:

• They are over the age of 50 years old
• Do not have medical insurance
• Have not been recently screened for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancer

What other services does MCSP provide?
We also provide case management to connect patients to needed cancer treatment and support services.

In addition, we always outreach to the community at health fairs and other local events. We also offer educational workshops on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer prevention and diagnosis.

In fact, we have two events coming up for the community:
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Breast Cancer Health Lecture
Saturday, October 31, 2015 NYPD Transit District 3 Mammogram Screening Day

Are services provided in multiple languages?
Yes! All of our services are offered in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

How can someone schedule a mammogram and other cancer screening tests?
Call us at (212) 851-4516 to make an appointment.

Why is MSCP a Partner Organization on Get Healthy Heights?
We joined Get Healthy Heights to provide information about the importance of cancer screenings and access to screening services with a focus on uninsured members of the Northern Manhattan community. On Get Healthy Heights we are able to respond to people on the website in real time and connect community members with this life saving service.

To learn more about the Manhattan Cancer Services Program check out their Get Healthy Heights Partner Organization page here.

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