At left, Lois Evans, the 25,000th patient screened on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit, is pictured with Barry Godwin, Stingray Boat Company, and Johnna Black, McLeod Health, during the mobile unit’s visit to Stingray in Hartsville on December 13.
Lois Evans, a Hartsville resident, became the 25,000th patient to receive a mammogram on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit during a recent visit to McLeod Health Darlington.
McLeod recognized this important milestone during the mobile unit’s visit to Stingray Boat Company in Hartsville on December 13.
“Stingray Boat Company is grateful for the opportunity to offer employees an onsite screening mammogram,” said Barry Godwin, Chief Financial Officer for Stingray Boat Company. “This is an important part of our wellness program, and the unit provides a convenient option for our employees.”
Since the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit began operations in 2008, it has completed more than 1,300 site visits throughout 12 counties served by McLeod Health, detecting 117 cases of cancer in nine counties.
In 2018 alone, 26 cases of cancer were detected on the unit.
Earlier this year, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit was updated with 3D mammography technology. This technology is also available at McLeod Regional Medical Center and McLeod Health Dillon and will soon be available at McLeod Health Clarendon and McLeod Health Seacoast.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina regardless of race. It is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the state and the leading cancer site diagnosed at McLeod Health.
About the Unit
For many women in the region, access to a screening mammogram is being improved by the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit, which each week travels to businesses, industries, healthcare facilities and health fairs. Typical days of service are Monday through Thursday.
The unit provides a convenient, comfortable, and private setting in which women can undergo a screening mammogram, a digital X-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer.
Women may schedule a mammogram on the mobile unit by calling McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at (843) 777-2095. Please mention that you are scheduling an appointment on the Mobile Mammography Unit and the date of the visit. For more information on appointment criteria or upcoming visits open to the public, please visit www.McLeodRadiology.org. To schedule the unit to come to your business, please call (843) 777-5657.
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit is part of the continued commitment of McLeod Health to women from the Midlands to the Coast. The unit is the first of its kind for the northeastern region of South Carolina and was the first digital mobile mammography unit in the state. The unit is accredited by the American College of Radiologists.
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit was purchased by the McLeod Health Foundation through funds donated by generous supporters.