This year in New York an estimated 110,280 people will be diagnosed with cancer and 34,910 will die from the disease.
New York State will see:
16,360 new cases of breast cancer
790 new cases of cervical cancer
8,730 new cases of colorectal cancer.
Finding cancer at an early stage increases the opportunity for effective treatment and patient survival. That’s why we worked with the Governor’s office to support the state’s new breast cancer initiative. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has put forth a $91 million comprehensive statewide plan to increase rates of breast cancer screening by 10% statewide.
Mobile Mammography Services:
New York has committed to fighting cancer in underserved communities with a fleet of mobile mammography vans that will serve approximately 100,000 women each year.
Eliminating Copays for Mammograms:
This year, New York became the first state in the nation to eliminate annual deductibles, copays, and coinsurance payments for breast cancer screening.
Extended Hours for Screenings:
This year, New York broke down barriers to breast cancer screening by requiring 210 hospitals and hospital extension clinics to offer extended hours of screening for at least four hours per week to help women who have difficulty scheduling mammograms during the typical workday hours.