Mercy Health's Mobile Mammography Vans to roll out to Tri-State neighborhoods in September

CINCINNATI – Getting to the doctor during a hectic work week can be a daunting task, so Mercy Health is trying to make it as easy as possible for working women to schedule and get their annual mammogram.

Throughout the month of September the Mercy Health  Mobile Mammography units will make 32 stops at various locations across the Tri-State. The health care provider has three mobile units that promise 15-minute screenings.

BELOW: FULL LIST OF MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY LOCATIONS

Since January 2013, Mercy Health Mobile Mammography’s newest mobile unit has offered 3D imaging known as breast tomosynthesis that can help increase the chance of detecting breast cancer early. Mercy Health officials say their mobile program was the first in region to offer this technology.

That same year the technology was introduced at Mercy Health an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, according to data from the Susan G. Komen Foundation . That's in addition to the estimated 64,640 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

Health care professionals advise all women over 40 or who are at a high risk for the disease to have an annual mammogram and physical exam by a doctor. The earlier breast cancer is found and diagnosed, the better your chances of beating it.

"While annual screening mammograms don't prevent breast cancer, they save lives by detecting breast cancer as early as possible," said Hilary Shapiro-Wright, a Mercy Health physician and breast surgeon.

While they aren't perfect, mammograms have been shown to lower the risk of dying from breast cancer by 35 percent in women over the age of 50, according to BreastCancer.org . In women between ages 40 and 50, the risk reduction appears to be somewhat less.

Doctors also remind women to perform a regular self-exam and visit your doctor if they experience breast changes.

FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST CANCER

If you plan to take advantage of one of the Mercy Health screenings you should know they are not free of charge.

For best coverage, please verify that Mercy Health and The Jewish Hospital are in-network providers with your insurance carrier. There are financial assistance programs available for people who are uninsured or underinsured, or have high deductibles.

Please make your appointment by calling 513-686-3300 or 1-855-PINK123 (1-855-746-5123). Appointments are required.

List of locations
 
September 2
Western Hills, Dillards
6290 Glenway Ave., Ohio 45211
 
September 3
Goshen, Mercy Health - Goshen Internal Medicine
6746 Dick Flynn Blvd., Ohio 45122
 
September 4
Northgate, Kroger
9690 Colerain Ave., Ohio 45251
 
September 5
Downtown, Fountain Square
Corner of Fifth and Vine streets, Ohio 45202
 
Fairfield, Kroger
560 Wessel Drive, Ohio 45014
 
September 8
Crestview Hills, Crestview Hills Town Center
2791 Town Center Blvd., Kentucky 41017
 
Norwood, Rookwood Commons
3805 Edwards Road, Ohio 45209
 
September 9
Addyston, Mercy Health - Addyston Family Medicine
16 East Main St., Suite 100, Ohio 45001
 
White Oak, Mercy Health - White Oak Primary Care
6350 Cheviot Road, Ohio 45247
 
September 10
Mason, Kroger
5100 Terra Firma Drive, Ohio 45040
 
Milford, Kroger
1093 State Route 28, Ohio 45150
 
September 11
Dry Ridge, Mercy Health - Dry Ridge Family Medicine
4130 Dry Ridge Road, Ohio 45232
 
New Burlington, Mercy Health - Midwest Primary Care
1380 Compton Road, Ohio 45231
 
Oak Hills, Mercy Health - Oak Hills Internal Medicine
6045 Bridgetown Road, Ohio 45248
 
September 12
Montgomery, The Shops at Harper’s Point
11304 Montgomery Road, Suite 100, Ohio 45249
 
Sardinia, Mercy Health - Sardinia Family Medicine
7109 Bachman Road, Ohio 45171
 
September 15
Loveland, Walgreens
10529 Loveland Madeira Road, Ohio 45140
 
September 18
Amelia, Walmart
1815 State Route 125, Ohio 45102
 
Mason, Deerfield Town Center
5505 Deerfield Blvd., Ohio 45040
 
September 19
Crestview Hills, Crestview Hills Town Center
2791 Town Center Blvd., Kentucky 41017
 
Fort Wright, Wal-Mart
3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Kentucky 41017
 
September 22
Forest Park, Kroger
1212 West Kemper Road, Ohio 45240
 
Northside, Northside Clinic
3917 Spring Grove Ave., Ohio 45223
 
September 23
Evendale, Walgreens
3105 Glendale Milford Road, Ohio 45241
 
Price Hill, Price Hill Clinic
2136 W. Eighth St., Ohio 45204
 
September 24
Anderson Township, Kroger
7580 Beechmont Ave., Ohio 45255
 
Northgate, Kroger
9690 Colerain Ave., Ohio 45251
 
September 25
Downtown, Elm Street Clinic
1525 Elm St., Ohio 45210
September 25, 2014
 
September 26
Finneytown, Kroger
8421 Winton Road, Ohio 45231
 
West Chester, Fitworks
7060 Ridgetop Drive, Ohio 45069
 
September 27
Lebanon, Walgreens
904 Columbus Ave., Ohio 45036
 
September 30
Norwood,
Mercy Health - Rookwood Medical Center
4101 Edwards Road, Ohio 45209
 
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