Since hitting the road in 2001, Rex Healthcare's Mobile Mammography Unit has provided screening to more than 22,000 women. Traveling to local businesses, churches, schools and civic groups, the unit offers women state-of-the-art digital technology for early cancer detection.
Regular mammography screenings can reduce a woman's chance of dying from breast cancer by as much as 30 percent. Yet some women go without life-saving screenings due to lack of time, transportation, resources, scheduling flexibility or access to healthcare.
Those who need life-saving mammograms most - low income, underserved and uninsured women - can benefit from Rex Healthcare's Mobile Mammography Unit.
We know that mammography is extremely valuable in the early detection of breast cancer because it can identify abnormalities at an early stage before physical symptoms develop, resulting in a higher cure rate. However, we also know that there are disparities in breast cancer prevention and treatment.
Going mobile allows the unit to reach out to women in need most in Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties of North Carolina.
The Rex Mobile Mammography Unit utilizes the advanced Hologic digital mammography system, one of the most powerful diagnostic tools for the early detection of breast cancer available. This solution offers a number of benefits, many of which are especially advantageous for remote use: