Did you know that current New York State law requires all public employers to provide their employees with four hours of leave each year for breast cancer screening?
Now public employees in New York City will receive the same benefit as all other public employees statewide. Discover more about NYC and Breast cancer here: https://www.ny.gov/new-york-state-breast-cancer-programs/new-york-state-breast-cancer-services
Though you may need to provide your empower with a doctor’s note showing that your actually attended a breast cancer screening (not your results), this is one occasion that works in favor of your health. If your employer doesn’t provide medical insurance or you have not applied for state funded medical coverage, check in your area for free mammogram screening and always perform your own breast self-exams monthly.
Check out the laws in your state and how they apply to women with breast cancer. Then feel free to post your findings in our comments section. It is through our sharing with other women about issues that affect women with breast cancer and other forms of this disease that we grow stronger and more informed.
Live with ROARING passion,
Dr. Charley Ferrer