KUTZTOWN, PA --The Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University Monday, Oct. 31. Screenings will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center parking lot. The screening service will be offered to women over 40 years old who have not had a mammogram in the past year. The event is open to the entire community.
Post-traditional and graduate students as well as staff, faculty and community members can benefit from this opportunity. No prescription is needed for women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year. There are also grant funding opportunities for those over 40 without insurance; those interested should contact the Lehigh Valley Health Network for more information.
To schedule an appointment, call 888-402-5846. Please have your physician's contact information and insurance card available at the time of your call.
First in the region to have a mobile option for its patients, the Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute designed the mobile coach program for women who don't have convenient access to screening mammography. The coach offers new 3D screening mammograms, the same imaging technology used at their facilities.
The mobile mammography coach is designed with women in mind, as it offers private changing rooms and mammogram area, is fully staffed by Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute medical technologists and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Mammogram readings are performed by Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute doctors and screening results are provided to women and their primary care providers in a timely manner. The mobile mammography coach is only accessible by stairs, so women should be able to walk up a few steps and remain standing during their exam.
For more information, contact Lehigh Valley Health Network at 888-402-5846.