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McLeod Mobile Mammography schedule

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

McLeod Mobile Mammography schedule
THE MCLEOD MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT TRAVELS THIS AREA

For nine years, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has made a significant impact on the lives of women across Northeastern South Carolina, screening more than 20,000 women and detecting more than 85 cases of breast cancer throughout the region.

The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has announced upcoming visits in the area that are open to the public:

• McLeod Family Medicine Timmonsville, 755 E. Smith Street, Timmonsville, Tuesday, Oct. 3; 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.

• McLeod Family Medicine Johnsonville, 355 S. Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville,Thursday, Oct. 19; 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

• Lake City Public Library, 221 East Main Street, Lake City, Tuesday, Oct. 24; 9 a.m –4 p.m.

• Town of Lamar at Lamar Family Care, 301 West Main Street, Lamar, Wednesday, Oct. 25; 9 a.m –4 p.m.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina. Studies show that early detection increases treatment options and survival rates are better than 95 percent. The best tool in early detection is the mammogram, which can identify breast abnormalities before they can be felt.

About the Unit

For many women in the region, access to a screening mammogram is being improved by the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit, which each week travels to businesses, industries, healthcare facilities and health fairs. Typical days of service are Monday through Friday.

The unit provides a convenient, comfortable and private setting in which women can undergo a screening mammogram, a digital X-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer.

Women may schedule a mammogram on the mobile unit by calling McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at (843) 777-2095. Please mention that you are scheduling an appointment on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit and the date of the visit. For more information on appointment criteria or upcoming visits open to the public, please visit www.McLeodRadiology.org.

To schedule the unit to come to your business, please call (843) 777-5657. The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit is part of the continued commitment of McLeod Health to women from the Midlands to the Coast. The unit is the first of its kind for the northeastern region of South Carolina and was the first digital mobile mammography unit in the state. The unit is accredited by the American College of Radiologists.

The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit was purchased by the McLeod Health Foundation through funds donated by generous supporters.

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