Women's Health

Mobile Mammography to Eliminate Barriers to Breast Cancer Screenings

So far, the benefits far outweigh the limitations

Guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend that all women undergo a mammography by the age of 45 and then every year after that. So far, over 1000 women undergo breast cancer screening through a mobile mammography program each year. Although the primary objective of mobile mammography is to increase the percentage of women undergoing breast cancer screenings, this practice also has the ability to improve breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, leading to better clinical outcomes. Research to date shows that the benefits of mobile mammography programs outweigh the limitations, thereby diminishing many of the barriers to breast cancer screening faced by high-risk or medically underserved populations and communities. Ultimately, this will lead towards a shift in earlier detection of breast cancer and other chronic diseases.