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State Senator Joseph Addabbo and the American Italian Cancer Foundation are hosting free mammography screenings in Maspeth.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be wrapping up next week, but in November, there will be another opportunity for Queens women to receive a free mammogram.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo is teaming up with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to sponsor free mammogram screenings in Maspeth next month.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the American Italian Cancer Foundation will be at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, located at 56-18 69th St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide free digital mammograms and clinical breast exams to eligible participants.

This event will mark the third free mammogram event the Senator has held in his district this year.

In order to qualify for the free exams, women who have health insurance must be 40 years or older, while women without insurance must be 50 years or older. Candidates must also be current New York City residents and must not have had a mammogram in the last 12 months prior to the appointment.

“Many people today are unfortunately still without health insurance or cannot afford exams such as these, which go a long way toward preventing a potentially serious diagnosis,” Addabbo said. “The inflated cost of healthcare should never stop someone from getting the care they deserve. By partnering with the American Italian Cancer Foundation, we can make sure everyone gets the chance to protect themselves and possibly save their life by having a mammogram. This is a foundation that does amazing work for so many people and I am proud to work with them on yet another event in my district next month.”

The tests require no co-pays and any deductible will be waived. Exams will be given by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 1-877-628-9090.

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