New Mobile Mammogram Van Serving Local Counties

A new study suggests that women who have a higher risk of developing breast cancer may want to begin annual mammogram screening at age 30.
A new study suggests that women who have a higher risk of developing breast cancer may want to begin annual mammogram screening at age 30.

A new mobile mammogram van will serve women in Oneida, Madison, Herkimer, Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Posted: May 7, 2019 6:15 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--

A unique van is hitting the roads...one that's a part of Governor Cuomo's "no excuses, get screened" initiative.

Upstate Hospital's Community Campus in Syracuse held a ribbon cutting earlier today for the latest addition to the medical center's outreach program, a mammogram van!

Upstate has been awarded a grant from the New York State Department of Health to purchase the mobile mammography unit that offers on-site breast cancer screening. The van uses the latest 3D technology and can perform up to 20 exams in one day. It takes approximately 20 minutes for one appointment. Patients then get their results within 2 to 10 business days by mail.

The van will serve Oneida, Madison, Herkimer, Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Women over 40 with an average breast cancer risk should get a mammogram once a year. The push to offer screenings started in the 1990s, and since then deaths from breast cancer have dropped, thirty-percent.

You can call 315-492-3353 or visit http://www.upstate.edu/mobile-mammography/ to schedule an appointment. 

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