Saint Francis Healthcare System Hosts Mobile Mammography Van for Free Screenings in July

Saint Francis Healthcare System and the University of Missouri’s Ellis Fischel Cancer Center are partnering to bring the mobile mammography van or “MammVan” back to southeast Missouri.

The free screenings are funded by Saint Francis Foundation’s Pink Up campaign for breast cancer awareness and are available to uninsured or under-insured women and men.

“We have all likely been affected by breast cancer in some way,” said Ginny W. Ginithan, Director of WomanCare & Imaging Services at Saint Francis Healthcare System. “It is predicted that this year alone in the U.S., one in eight women will have some form of breast cancer. Due to this high incidence and to our strong commitment to fulfill our mission, we are excited to bring the MammVan back to our communities in July.”

During this tour, the MammVan stops will include Dexter, East Prairie, Doniphan and Farmington:

The unit is a high-tech mobile mammography unit from MU Health Care with certified medical staff from Saint Francis Healthcare. Call 573-331-5111 to register.

“As we reach out to those communities where there is not immediate access to this lifesaving test, we encourage women to call and make an appointment as soon as possible,” Ginithan said. “It is our goal to bring this service to those who would not otherwise receive this important preventive health screening.”

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