Upstate University Hospital’s Mammography Van at Auburn High School May 1Upstate University Hospital’s Mammography Van will visit Auburn High School at 250 Lake Avenue in Auburn on Monday, May 9, 2023. The screenings will be available between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are recommended for women who want to get a mammogram in order to to ensure they will be seen that day. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram with the van, women should call 315-464-2588. Appointments can also be requested online at: www.upstate.edu/noexcuses
To be eligible for a 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.
The mobile mammography program was started through New York State’s “Get Screened, No Excuses” Breast Cancer Initiative, and continues with the support of Upstate University Hospital. The program aim is to get rid of obstacles to breast cancer screening for women in New York. The average rate for screening mammography in New York is 81 percent.
The mammography van is equipped with a state-of-the art 3D digital mammogram system, private exam room, dressing rooms and a waiting room.
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—x-rays of the breasts—are the most effective screening procedure for the early signs of breast cancer.
For information, contact: Wendy Hunt at 315-492-3353.