Mobile Health Services
The Regional Medical Center's Mobile Services van allows staff to provide Digital Mammography at remote sites throughout the region.
A mammogram is an X-Ray of the breasts that is used to detect breast cancer. Mammograms can detect very small lumps in the breast, even before they can be felt. The keys to surviving breast cancer are early detection and early treatment. The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older have a screening mammogram once a year.
The risk of breast cancer increases as women get older. Researchers have identified certain characteristics, usually called risk factors, which influence a woman’s chance of getting the disease. Still, many women who develop breast cancer have no known risk factors other than growing older, and many women with known risk factors do not develop breast cancer.
Some risk factors, like a person’s age or race, can’t be changed. Others are linked to cancer-causing factors in the environment. Still others are related to personal behaviors, such as smoking, drinking, and diet. Some factors influence risk more than others, and your risk for breast cancer can change over time due to factors such as aging or lifestyle.
Appointments are required. You must bring a doctor’s order with you.
To schedule Mobile Mammography at a business, industry, school or organization OR to schedule an appointment, call 803-395-2841 (toll free in SC: 800-476-3377, ext. 2841).