Barclay encourages early detection during breast cancer awareness month

ALBANY, NY — In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) (second from left) and his staff (from left, Brittney Jerred, Terry Wilbur and Nicholas Allen) encouraged regular screenings for breast cancer.

“Close to one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, and in New York it claims the lives of more than 2,500 women annually. Early detection, however, saves lives, so it is critical that women, especially those over the age of 40, are screened regularly,” said Leader Barclay.

There are many resources for those seeking information about preventative measures, screenings and support: