CAIPA Joins Councilwoman Linda Lee to Host Free Breast Cancer Screening Event in Queens

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Councilwoman Linda Lee, representing District 19, recently partnered with CAIPA and the Queens Public Library to collaborate with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation in bringing a mammogram bus to provide free breast cancer screening event for women in Glen Oaks, Queens. The initiative aimed to offer convenient and accessible early breast screening services. According to a report by the American Cancer Association, one out of every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer. However, when detected in its earlier stages, the five-year survival rate increases to 90%. Regrettably, due to factors such as lack of health insurance, prevailing stereotypes, and lengthy waiting times, many patients miss the window for optimal treatment. Shirley Huang, the Director of Public Relations at CAIPA, emphasized that this was CAIPA’s second time participating in the event. She highlighted the fact that cancer does not discriminate based on race and urged women to take advantage of this opportunity. Councilwoman Linda Lee also urged women to actively participate and stressed the importance of prioritizing early screening.

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