Prevea Health’s Mobile Mammography Unit to Stop in Kewaunee County

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Prevea Health reminds everyone about the importance of breast-health screenings. 

Last year, Prevea Health, in partnership with several hospitals, launched a mobile mammography unit to give residents in rural communities greater access to breast-health screenings. It’s equipped with technology to provide 3-D and/or digital images, has two changing rooms and a waiting room, and is staffed by a registered mammography technologist.

The mobile unit travels regularly to Prevea Health centers in Kewaunee, Luxemburg, Manitowoc, Plymouth, Shawano, Pulaski, Seymour, Oconto, Marinette, Gillett, Mountain and Lena, and to area businesses. 

“Many of these patients are women who may not have otherwise received a mammogram due to the burden of having to travel to another community far away where services are available,” said Tammy Piehl, radiology manager at the Prevea Breast Center in Allouez. “Our mobile unit allows us to take these lifesaving breast screenings directly to them. If we can catch cancer early with a mammogram, it is likely more treatable.” 

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