Mobile Mammography Program

March 16, 2017
A large white van with a pink ribbon illustrated on it labeled 'Mammovan'

Recognizing that Washington, D.C. has the highest state-level breast cancer mortality rate in the country, you have enabled us to provide funding for the George Washington University Breast Care Center’s mobile mammography unit — the Mammovan. The van provides free mammograms to women who otherwise might not have access to screenings in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia community centers, clinics and churches.

Since the program’s inception in 1996, your support has increased access to mammography services among minorities, low-income communities and the uninsured. Additionally, the program works to ensure that every woman with abnormal results receives follow-up diagnoses and treatment, regardless of her ability to pay. The program provides mammograms to over 2,000 women annually. Over the program’s history, more than 43,000 mammograms have been performed in neighborhoods and at work sites, leading to the diagnosis of more than 130 breast cancer cases.

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