FLORENCE, S.C. — For ten years, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has made a significant impact on the lives of women across Northeastern South Carolina, screening more than 20,000 women and detecting 89 cases of breast cancer throughout the region.
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has announced upcoming visits in the area that are open to the public:
• McLeod Family Medicine Timmonsville (755 E. Smith Street, Timmonsville)
Tuesdays, April 3 and June 5; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Francis Marion University (Highway 301/76, Parking Lot F, Florence)
Thursday, April 5; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• West Florence High School (221 North Beltline Drive, Florence)
Wednesday, April 11; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Chesterfield County (178 Mill Street, Chesterfield)
Thursday, April 12; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Carver Elementary School (515 North Cashua Drive, Florence)
Monday, April 16; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• McLeod Family Medicine Johnsonville (355 S. Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville)
Thursdays, April 26, May 17 and June 21; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Bethel A.M.E. Church (7113 Highway 908, Britton’s Neck)
Monday, April 30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Lester Elementary School (3501 East Palmetto Street, Florence)
Monday, May 7; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Olanta Family Care (211 South Jones Road, Olanta)
Monday, May 21; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Conway Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae (1530 Racepath Avenue, Conway)
Wednesday, May 30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• McLeod Family Medicine Marion County (3032 East Highway 76, Mullins)
Wednesday, June 13; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Brent Baroody, MD (1523 Heritage Lane, Florence)
Tuesday, June 19; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina. Studies show that early detection increases treatment options and survival rates are better than 95 percent. The best tool in early detection is the mammogram, which can identify breast abnormalities before they can be felt.
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 Friday.
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 McLeod 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.