Mobile mammography offering free screenings in Carthage October 4


FILE – In this May 22, 2015 photo, a woman gets a mammogram at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Two large studies, published Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, by the New England Journal of Medicine, give a much sharper picture of which inherited mutations raise the risk of breast cancer for women without a family history of the disease, and how common these flawed genes are in the general population. Doctors say the results can help women make better decisions about screening, preventive surgery or other steps. (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP, File)

CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WWTI) — Upstate University Hospital’s Mobile Mammography will be available to North Country residents in Carthage on October 4. The van will be available to residents at the Town of Denmark Offices at 3707 Roberts Road from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Women that are 40 years old and older are eligible to use the van if they have not had a mammogram in the past year and show no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Those interested are required to preregister on the hospital’s website, or by calling 315-464-2582.

Those who would like to attend do not need to be an Upstate patient and their results will be sent to the healthcare provider of their choice. The van welcomes both insured and uninsured women.

The van is 40 feet long and works to provide free services to women in Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, Madison, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. According to their website, the mobile unit provides the same high-quality, low-dose, 3-D breast imaging available at all of Upstate’s breast imaging locations.

All mammograms are read by Upstate University Hospital’s board-certified Women’s Imaging radiologists and results are typically available between two and ten days after the screening.

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