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Breast cancer screening van to visit N. Bellmore

Nassau County Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corp., will sponsor a breast cancer screening event.

A mammography van will be parked outside the North Bellmore Public Library, at 1551 Newbridge Rd., on Thursday, May 31, from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

On-site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self-examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

The program is open to all Nassau County women ages 40 and older.

Women covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed, and must bring their information card and a prescription from their doctor to the screening. Patients will be responsible for any co-pays charged by their carrier. Women ages 40 and older without health insurance will not pay any out-of-pocket costs.

Patients will be required to show ID at the time of the mammogram. Patients who have had a mammography through Nassau Health Care Corp. must bring their prior films to their appointment.

Appointments are necessary and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Denenberg’s office at 516-571-6219.

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