Radiologists are the first line of defense against childhood cancer.

Cancer awareness leads to cancer prevention.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It’s also Uterine Cancer Awareness Month as well as Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancer Awareness Month. Campaigns to raise awareness of cancer have been ongoing for decades, and they have significantly impacted the funding of cancer research and the development of cancer treatments. However, in New York state alone, cancer is still the leading cause of death among children after injuries. In fact, cancer is the second leading cause of death among all populations.

Radiologists are the first line of defense against cancer.

While awareness has worked wonders for raising funds to fight cancer, radiologists are the real wonder-workers when it comes to cancer treatment and prevention. Using diagnostic imaging tools and their expertise in cancer detection, radiologists make it possible to diagnosis cancer early and save lives. These skilled medical professionals make awareness and treatment possible.

We’re the true definition of a community-based program; we produce diagnostic radiographers who are employed at our community hospitals.

Radiologists support your family doctor in keeping you and your loved ones healthy.

While cancer is one of the important diseases radiologists are able to detect, it’s not the only medical issue that diagnostic imaging sheds light on. Medical practitioners in every area of service rely on radiologists to provide an accurate picture of what’s going on in their patients’ bodies. X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, mammography, and other imaging exams allow doctors to see inside your body to detect structural and disease-related changes. Radiologists can shed light on broken bones, torn muscles, pregnancy, blocked arteries, and brain injury. CT scans have even been useful in diagnosing COVID-19. These critical tests take the guesswork out of healthcare and ensure our community remains a step ahead of serious illness.

FMCC supports the profession that makes early detection possible.

In 2004, a new Radiologic Technology track expanded the offering of Fulton-Montgomery’s Health Professions program. This rigorous program of study provides students with the essential qualifications for obtaining an Associate’s degree, and graduates of the program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam for certification and New York State licensure.

FM Foundation donors make it possible.

From the beginning, FM Foundation donors have played a significant role in helping this valuable program grow. In 2008, you spearheaded a fundraising plan to build and equip a proper laboratory for the radiology students. Several years later, you provided funding for an expanded curriculum that allowed students to specialize in mammography, one of the most important tests used in the prevention of breast cancer.

Karlyn LaBate, clinical coordinator and instructor for the Radiologic Technology program, FMCC alum, and 30-year staff veteran at St. Mary’s Hospital Amsterdam said,

“We’re the true definition of a community-based program; we produce diagnostic radiographers who are employed at our community hospitals. The Foundation makes a difference for these students and their educational process. They have supported us in every way and have made it possible for us to do what we do, which is to provide our community with excellent radiographers.”

With your support, FM Community College is building a powerful force against childhood cancer and other diseases that impact our community.

Stand with our radiologists against childhood cancer.

With your support, FM Community College is building a powerful force against childhood cancer and other diseases that impact our community.

Graduates from our radiologic technology program have an exam pass rate of 98% on their first attempt, and area hospitals and clinics praise FMCC alums for their job-ready imaging machine experience, which they gained from having an on-campus laboratory. That’s your money put to good use in ensuring better health for your family, your neighbors, and the whole community.

What can you do right now to support FMCC and build a healthier community?

Diagnostic imaging continues to evolve, offering even greater assurances against illness. To ensure our graduates are skilled in using the most up-to-date technology, FMCC is currently seeking support to upgrade our Nursing and Radiology Labs. We appreciate your continued support in building a Health Professions program that you can count on in your moment of medical need.

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