mammograms

In 2017, Susan learned that she carries a genetic mutation that may elevate her lifetime risk of developing breast cancer to 69 percent.

New legislation supports breast cancer screenings

Jun 12, 2016

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

Even if a woman doesn't have any kind of health insurance, Erie County will help pay for mammography screening for breast cancer and treatment.

Breast cancer screening comes to "the never-served"

Jul 18, 2012
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A mobile mammography unit has arrived in Buffalo to offer breast screening to underserved and undertested women.

Erie County Medical Center Lifeline Foundation, First Niagara Financial Group and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni collaborated to purchase the 45-foot, pink bus. It was unveiled Wednesday morning inside First Niagara Center.

The bus includes two digital mammography machines and dressing rooms.   It will be operated by Western New York Breast Health, directed by Dr.  Vivian Lindfield.