Monday, April 6, 2009

Women Wait six Weeks for breast exam

It's very sad that New York City, one of the most important city in the world, which has very good hospitals with good equipments and due to, has allowed the New Yorkers women to reach the 2nd highest rate of breast cancer in the country. According to a survey of 33 clinics by congress members Antony Weiner and Carolyn Maloney, New York City women tipically wait one month for a cancer-detection mammogram, thus breast cancer can double in size during this time. Moreover, one Brooklyn screening facility made women wait up to four months, while Bronx screening facilities averaged nearly six weeks, the longest average wait time of any borough.

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