Bellevue to host breast cancer info events

A previous breast cancer informational event at Bellevue Hospital

A previous breast cancer informational event at Bellevue Hospital

Bellevue Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital Center will host multiple breast health education events in May to emphasize to women in Manhattan that prevention, screening, and early detection are the best defenses against breast cancer. Patients can also schedule an appointment for a mammogram. It is recommended that women 40 and over schedule a mammogram every one to two years.

At Bellevue, 462 First Avenue (27th Street) a breast cancer informational event will be held in the atrium lobby on May 14, 21 and 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

At Metropolitan Hospital Center, 1901 First Avenue, a breast cancer informational event will be offered in the lobby on May 14 and 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

“It has been HHC’s mission and goal to help all New Yorkers live the healthiest life possible and we have been at the forefront of providing preventive health screenings in New York City,” said HHC President Dr. Ram Raju. “A mammography saves lives and we encourage people to make use of this opportunity to get screened.”

In 2014, hospitals in the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (Bellevue and Metropolitan’s parent organization) performed more than 103,000 mammograms.

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