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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

September 12, 2017: On Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammography, and if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and over with no insurance or who are underinsured. Robbie Kempner, MD, FACS, surgeon and medical director of Breast and Women’s Health Services along with other breast health professionals will be performing the breast exams. The screenings are funded by The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control, Capital One Bank and Montefiore Nyack Hospital.

To register for a free breast screening, please call:

  • The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital at 845-348-8551.
  • Spanish speaking assistance is available at 845-348-8582.
  • Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley Region at 855-277-4482.

Walk-ins are welcome but registration is strongly recommended. Refreshments are generously provided by New York State Senator David Carlucci. For more information on the importance of mammography, please visit our infographic on breast health.

The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital offers 3D digital mammography which can detect up to 41% more invasive breast cancers. The Center continually performs in the 99th percentile of achieving patient satisfaction and results released by the 2014 Commission on Cancer show Montefiore Nyack Hospital with higher performance rates in breast cancer care than the national standards. The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has once again been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. In addition, the Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).