Mobile mammography center offers free tests to women over 40 - WKRN News 2

Mobile mammography center offers free tests to women over 40

Posted: Updated: July 23, 2013 07:22 AM
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

Belk is taking its commitment to women's health on the road with the Go Mobile Mammography Center.

The pink bus is parked outside Belk at The Avenue in Murfreesboro for the next two days to provide free screenings.

The retailer has invested $6 million to provide three 39-foot, state-of-the-art, mobile facilities. Each has a registration area and a private dressing room that lead into an examination room with digital screening equipment.

Go Mobile Mammography Center teams are made up of board-certified radiologists with Charlotte Radiology. Teams will visit 113 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee over 49 weeks this year.

"Everybody knows somebody that has been affected with breast cancer," Radiologist Emmy Miller told Nashville's News 2. "Everybody has a personal story out there."

According to the American Cancer Society, "breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer." However, the organization also points out that there are nearly three million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

Go Mobile Mammography Centers provide free mammograms by appointment only to insured and uninsured women. Qualified participants must be at least 40 years of age without current breast problems. Confidential results will be provided to the patient and a designated primary care physician.

The mobile unit will be outside of the Murfreesboro Belk store on Medical Center Parkway through Wednesday.

In the coming weeks, teams will make their way to Columbia, Springfield, Clarksville and Franklin.

To make an appointment, call 855-655-BMMC (2662).

To read more about Belk's breast cancer awareness, visit their Web site.

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