In the pink for breast health

Crown Heights

Thumbs up for Interfaith Medical Center for celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a brand-spanking new, state-of-the-art, digital mammography machine — the latest from GE Health Care and the latest in digital mammography testing.

“The residents of Central Brooklyn deserve the best health care, with the newest, up-to-date technology,” said LaRay Brown, the hospital’s president and chief executive.

One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, she added.

“This is a startling statistic that people in our community don’t often hear about,” she said.

The hospital’s local outreach includes visiting communities and proactively educating residents of Central Brooklyn about available services, especially the need for potentially life-saving mammograms.

“They are the only screening test that have been proven to reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer and early detection is the key to survival,” Brown said. “We encourage all women in Central Brooklyn to come to Interfaith Medical Center for their annual mammogram.”

Breast cancer survivor Canon Diane M. Porter, chairperson of the IM Foundation, knows firsthand that breast cancer is not a death sentence.

“Early detection can save lives, and with continued testing on our state-of-the-art machine and follow up with our physicians, we can help the residents of Central Brooklyn successfully manage and/or eliminate breast cancer at the onset of the disease,” said Porter, who has been cancer-free for more than 30 years.

The new digital mammography machine offers efficient imaging at a low dose and the ergonomic design optimizes patient comfort.

Getting a mammography at Interfaith Medical Center has never been easier, so make an appointment today.

Interfaith Medical Center [1545 Atlantic Ave. at Troy Avenue in Crown Heights, (718) 613–4407].

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