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The Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit is a 38-ft. multi-functional coach that offers cutting-edge screening mammography services out in the community. The purpose of the program is to greatly increase access to mammography screening for women throughout the community and is a collaborative effort between Novant Health Breast Center, Novant Health Foundation and several individual and corporate donors.
The unit will provide screening services to women in our community where they live, work, and attend civic activities and faith-based services. The focus is to provide these services to all women, regardless of ability to pay. The unit is expected to perform approximately 25-30 screenings a day.
By working to raise awareness and increasing access to screening services, our new mobile mammography unit will help detect breast cancer in our community in its earliest stages, ultimately saving lives.
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 Mecklenburg County who receive annual mammograms.
The Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit features:
- Digital mammography technology
- All-female technologists
- 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.
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As an individual, do I need an appointment to have a mammography screening on the mobile unit?
No appointment is required, but if you would like to reserve a time slot in advance, please call 704-384-7226.
As a business owner, can I request to reserve the mobile mammography unit for my business?
Yes. To reserve Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit at your business, please call Elizabeth Currie at 704-384-3774.
- According to the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology, women age 40 and older should receive a yearly screening mammogram.
- In Mecklenburg County, there are 197,883 women ages 40 and older. Approximately 36% of these women (71,238) have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months.
- 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.
- Mecklenburg County has the highest percentage of cases diagnosed at Stage IV.