Although early detection of breast cancer is saving lives, many women in the rural areas have difficulty getting to a facility to get the breast cancer screening which makes all the difference.
Fortunately for the many women who live and work in Cattaraugus County, they will have the ability to get screened when Holiday Valley hosts Windsong’s mobile mammography program this March.
Windsong’s mobile mammography unit will partner with the Holiday Valley Wellness Committee and have breast cancer screening available on March 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Holiday Valley Rental Management and Realty Office parking lot across from the Inn at Holiday Valley.
This partnership will provide easy access to breast cancer screening for many women who work and live in the area.
Women are reminded that a doctor’s script is required for the breast cancer screening which is covered by insurance. They are encouraged to schedule their appointment to minimize wait time. Women without insurance are also welcome and are encouraged to call ahead.
According to Dr. Markus Holzhauer, medical director of the mobile unit, the goal of the mobile mammography unit is to eliminate barriers to this life-saving exam. Early detection of breast cancer, when it is most easily treated, does save lives.
Having Windsong’s mobile breast cancer screening driving early detection eliminates the transportation barriers in underserved communities throughout Western New York.
Women in Allegany, Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties now have access to the high-quality services that Windsong provides. This includes 3D mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis, a state of the art technology that has proven to detect smaller cancers earlier when they are easier to treat.
Over 2,200 women have been able to take advantage of the Windsong’s mobile mammography since it began earlier this year thanks to partners throughout Western New York dedicated to removing barriers to access.
To schedule an appointment for this event or learn more, contact Jamie Stasiak at (716) 929-9494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional event dates and locations can be found on the website at windsongwny.com/mobile.
Windsong Radiology Group is the largest free-standing imaging provider in Western New York and one of the busiest in the nation, performing over 400,000 imaging exams per year. It is a full-service diagnostic imaging practice staffed by 19 Board Certified and Fellowship trained radiologists who deliver cutting edge service.
It was the first center in the area to be recognized as a Breast Center of Excellence by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. It has the reputation of pursuing and acquiring the most advanced technology available and employs only highly trained, certified technologists.
Windsong Radiology is a member of the Image Wisely® campaign, committed to lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.