SUNY Broome Women’s Institute will welcome guest speaker Jengi Reilly, FNP, of the Lourdes Breast Care Center at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, in Applied Technology Building Room 200.

Reilly has a Bachelor’s of Arts in French with a minor in Psychology and Gerontology from Nazareth College of Rochester. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, as well as a Master’s of Science in Nursing and the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Binghamton University. Reilly is Board Certified as a Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

She will discuss good habits for breast health, risk assessment and screening recommendations, as well as a new law in New York State that affects screenings.

In February Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that health insurers in the state are required to provide medically necessary coverage for 3-D mammograms without co-pays, coinsurance or deductibles. 3-D mammography screening, or tomosynthesis, can be more effective at detecting cancer in dense breast tissue, which is more common in women of color.

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