Cancer screenings will be offered to Westchester residents with little or no health insurance through the county’s Health Department’s Healthy Living Partnership, thanks to two grants.
New York State awarded the county a $337,500 grant for the next five years and the Susan G. Komen foundation awarded the county $75,000 to help residents get the necessary and life-saving screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.
During the 2006-2007 grant year, Westchester’s Healthy Living Partnership conducted close to 5,000 clinical breast examinations, nearly 2,000 screening mammograms, more than 400 colorectal cancer screening tests, and nearly 4,000 cervical cancer screenings, the county’s Health Department said.
So there’s no excuse to get screened if you haven’t already!
For more information, call 914-813-5260 or visit www.westchestergov.com/health