McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit celebrates 25,000 screenings at local industry
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Lois Evans, a Hartsville resident, became the 25,000th patient to receive a mammogram on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit during a recent visit to McLeod Health Darlington.
McLeod recognized this important milestone during the mobile unit’s visit to Stingray Boat Company in Hartsville.
“Stingray Boat Company is grateful for the opportunity to offer employees an onsite screening mammogram,” said Barry Godwin, the chief financial officer for Stingray Boat Company. “This is an important part of our wellness program, and the unit provides a convenient option for our employees.”
Since the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit began operations in 2008, it has completed more than 1,300 site visits throughout 12 counties served by McLeod Health, detecting 117 cases of cancer in nine counties.
In 2018 alone, 26 cases of cancer have been detected on the unit.
Earlier this year, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit was updated with 3D mammography technology. This technology is also available at McLeod Regional Medical Center and McLeod Health Dillon and will soon be available at McLeod Health Clarendon and McLeod Health Seacoast.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina. It is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the state and the leading cancer site diagnosed at McLeod Health.