© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Donate Today Banner

New legislation supports breast cancer screenings

New York State has taken measures to help women  overcome hurdles that prevent them from getting breast cancer screenings.

On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced new legislation that improves access to breast cancer screenings.

There will be extended screening hours at 210 hospital-based mammography facilities in New York State. The new legislation eliminates co-payments and cost-sharing for mammograms and diagnostic imaging for breast cancer. It also grants public employees four hours of paid leave for screenings.

Related Content