SALEM - The Mammo Van, a mobile mammography unit operated by the Breast Care Center of Boardman, is being made available to Salem women from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at Waterworth Memorial Park off of Superior Avenue.
Salem Health Commissioner Richard Setty announced the time and date for the Mammo Van visit, noting that Columbiana County Health Commissioner Wes Vins had made the offer to arrange for the visit during a recent meeting.
Appointments should be scheduled by contacting Candi at the Salem City Health Department at 330-332-1618. The event is being co-sponsored by the county and the Salem city health departments.
"It's another instance of collaboration between our two departments," Setty said.
He also said it's an "important adjunct to the cancer clinic the county runs." The county uses funds from a cancer clinic levy to offer free pap exams, skin cancer screening clinics and prostate cancer screening clinics, along with mammograms on a sliding fee scale.
County health department personnel will be on hand for the Mammo Van visit to provide health education and financial assistance, if needed, through the Komen Foundation. Patients will be asked to bring with them their doctor's name and address, their health insurance cards or proof of income, such as a federal tax return or current pay stub, to the appointment.
Each patient will receive a report of the exam which will also be sent to the patient's doctor. Anyone with an abnormal report will receive followup assistance from the county health department staff, according to instructions provided to the city by the county.
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