KUTZTOWN, PA – The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will be bringing its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University on Thursday, April 4, and Monday, October 7. The first screening in April will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center Parking Lot. The screening service will be offered to those 40 and older and is open to the entire community. Both post-traditional and graduate students as well as staff, faculty and community members can benefit from this opportunity.
The screening on April 4 is limited to 18 registrants. Women must register ahead of time. The Lehigh Valley Health Network will be on campus at the Health Expo on Thursday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center to assist with registration, insurance and other questions. There are potential grant funding opportunities for those over 40 without insurance; those interested should contact the Lehigh Valley Health Network for more information.
First in the region to have a mobile option for its patients, the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute designed the mobile coach program for women who don’t have convenient access to screening mammography. The coach offers new 3D screening mammograms, the same imaging technology used at their facilities.
The mobile mammography coach is designed with women in mind, as it offers private changing rooms and mammogram area, is fully staffed by Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute medical technologists and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Mammogram readings are performed by Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute doctors and screening results are provided to women and their primary care providers in a timely manner. The mobile mammography coach is only accessible by stairs, so women should be able to walk up a few steps and remain standing during their exam.
For more information, please contact Erin Yaworski, program coordinator at Lehigh Valley Health Network, at 610-402-8659 or by email at [email protected].