Mammography van plans stop in Cleveland on Thursday

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Upstate University Hospital Mammography Van is back on the road across Central and Northern New York this summer to offer mammograms to screen for breast cancer. 

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, effecting one in 8 women. It’s also one of the most treatable cancers when detected early. Mammograms, an X-ray of the breasts, is the best way to find early signs of breast cancer.

This spring the van was pulled into service as a temporary office for staff providing COVID-19 testing in several central New York communities. COVID-19 tests were not conducted on the van. After a thorough cleaning and disinfection process, the van is ready to get back to offering mammograms throughout the region.

For patient and staff safety, only one patient will be on the van at a time and all equipment and changing rooms will be disinfected after each patient. 

Among the first stops includes a visit on Thursday, July 167, at the Cleveland Town Hall, 2 Clay St., Cleveland, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A complete list of other van stops can be found here: https://www.upstate.edu/mobile-mammography/events.php

To be eligible for the mammogram on the van, women should be 40 years and older; not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months; and not be experiencing breast problems.

To schedule an appointment at these or any locations call 315-464-2582. Appointments can also be made online at: http://www.upstate.edu/mobile-mammography/.

This project is supported with funds from Health Research, Inc. and New York State. This initiative aims to increase breast cancer screening rates by 10 percent over five years by making it easier for women to get screened.

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