WakeMed and Siemens Healthineers are partnering for the second year to offer free 3D mammograms for women over 40. The screenings will be held at the Siemens Healthineers mobile digital mammography unit at WakeMed’s Raleigh Medical Park from October 23 to November 2. The program aims to provide greater access to important breast cancer screenings and early detection tools, particularly for underprivileged populations that have obstacles to regular medical exams and cancer screening.
Free 3D Mammograms in Raleigh, N.C. for Second Consecutive Year
WakeMed and Siemens Healthineers continue their partnership to offer free 3D mammograms for women over 40. This community health initiative, which aims to enhance access to critical breast cancer screenings and diagnostic tools, will be conducted at WakeMed’s Raleigh Medical Park on 23 Sunnybrook Road.
The screenings take place Oct. 23 to 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon, and Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All screenings will be accomplished using the Siemens Healthineers mobile digital mammography unit.
Last year, more than 250 women benefited from the free screenings. WakeMed emphasizes the crucial role of early detection in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Brian Klausner, WakeMed’s Community Population Health program medical director, pointed out that the mobile mammography unit could potentially save lives by reaching populations that face challenges accessing routine medical tests and cancer screening.
While the screenings are primarily targeted at uninsured women over 40 who haven’t had a mammogram in the past year, WakeMed strongly encourages registration.
“We’re proud to offer our advanced digital mammography technology to local women for the second year,” said Felicia Kurtz, Siemens Healthineers North America’s senior vice president of Advanced Therapies.
The scans taken during the mobile mammogram event will be examined by Raleigh Radiology. If necessary, WakeMed doctors will be consulted for further intervention. To register by phone or for any queries, contact (919) 350-1317.