McLeod Health is pleased to announce that the 20,000th patient has been screened on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit.
On March 23, 2017, Patricia McKever, a Lab Technician at Highland Industries for 25 years, became the 20,000th patient to receive a mammogram on the mobile unit during a visit to Highland Industries in Cheraw.
“This was my second time being screened on the mobile unit. I decided to have my mammogram on the unit after having a great experience last year,” said McKever. “It is very convenient and does not take long at all. This is a wonderful service that women should take advantage of when it visits their community. I took the time to be screened because I want to detect any problems as early as possible.”
Since the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit began operations in 2008, the team has completed more than a thousand site visits throughout the 15-county region McLeod Health serves, and 78 cases of cancer have been detected.
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, and healthcare facilities. 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 Mobile Mammography Unit is part of the continued commitment of McLeod Health to women from the midlands to the coast. The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit was made possible by generous donors to the McLeod Health Foundation.