Breast cancer detection van to visit Long Island communities

October 1 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a disease that has hit New York State, and long island, hard.

In New York State, 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and almost 2,600 women die from the disease. That is why early detection is key.

Breast cancer survivors and local officials dedicated a special van filled with state-of-the-art imaging equipment to Geri Barish, the president and founder of the 1 in 9 Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition. They hope this technology will improve survival rates.

The 3D imaging vehicle will be deployed to communities across Long Island to offer the latest services in detection.