Mobile Mammography CoachOur Mission in Motion is an effort by Saint Thomas Health and is supported through grants from Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville. This program has provided Middle Tennessee with the first Mobile Mammography Coach.
The coach provides mammography for underserved populations in 16 Middle Tennessee counties. The lack of mammography services in these areas and the uninsured or underinsured populations account for higher instances of non-compliance in screening mammography and higher death rates from Breast Cancer and late stage detection.
Need has also been established for insured populations of women who cannot afford the time away from work for appropriate screenings. The mobile coach will work with corporations to provide on-site screening for these women - reducing the time from three hours (including drive-time) to approximately 15 minutes.
It is the hope of Saint Thomas Health and Susan G. Komen to improve the compliance rates for screening mammography, thus decreasing the late stage detections of Breast Cancer for all women in Middle Tennessee.