In our community, there is a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness and empower women to take control of their breast health. Factors associated with poor adherence to annual mammography recommendations, according to a National Institutes of Health study, include lack of knowledge of the necessity of mammograms, cost, being too busy, and forgetting to make or keep mammography appointments.
Through community outreach initiatives and partnerships with local businesses and organizations, the Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit will significantly increase the number of women age 40 and older in Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties who receive annual mammograms.
The Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit features:
Digital mammography technology
Check-in and registration area
Private changing room with separate clinical exam room
Privacy and comfort of a traditional screening center with the convenience of a fully functioning mobile unit
What is mammography? Mammography is the best test to identify breast cancer early, when it is more likely to be curable.
What if I cannot afford to have a mammography screening performed? There will be a focus on providing these services to all women, regardless of ability to pay through specially dedicated grants and fundraising efforts.
What if my last mammogram was not at a Novant Health facility? You can still receive a mammogram on the Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit. Our team will contact your previous provider to obtain films from your most recent mammogram. Past exams are necessary to ensure that no changes have occurred in your breast health.
Where will the mobile mammography unit travel? Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit will provide screening services to women in the community where they live, work and attend civic activities and faith-based services. Also, employer will be able to reserve the mobile unit for their business's and employee's benefit.
Will this screening be covered by my insurance? Mammograms are covered as a preventative screening under most insurance plans. For your convenience, we will file a claim with your insurance provider on your behalf.
According to the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology, women age 40 and older should receive a yearly screening mammogram.
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer, with more than 1.3 million people diagnosed annually in the U.S.
According to the 2011 Community Profile Report by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 8% of local breast cancer cases are diagnosed in Stages III and IV.