Mammography van and flu clinic on October 18 at Adirondack High School
BOONVILLE — Upstate University Hospital’s mammography van visits Adirondack High School, 8181 St. Rt. 294, Boonville, on Tuesday, October 18th. The screenings are available between 10am and 4pm for women who have made an appointment.
To make an appointment for a mammogram with the van, women should call 315-464-2588. Appointments can also be requested online at: https://www.upstate.edu/noexcuses.
To be eligible for an in-van mammogram, women should be 40 years and older; have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months; and have no breast problems.
The mobile mammography program was started by New York State’s Get Screened, No Excuses breast cancer initiative and continues with support from Upstate University Hospital.
The goal of the program is to remove barriers to breast cancer screening for women in New York. The average mammography screening rate in New York is 81 percent.
The mammography cart is equipped with a state-of-the-art 3D digital mammography system, a private examination room, changing rooms and a waiting room.
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women, affecting one in eight women. It is also one of the most treatable cancers when caught early. Mammograms – X-rays of the breast – are the most effective screening method for early signs of breast cancer.
For more information, contact Wendy Hunt at 315-492-3353.