mobile mammograms

Health Notes

Mammography unit

on the road in June

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit will visit several Northeast Mississippi towns in June.

Monday and Tuesday, the mobile unit will be providing screening and diagnostic mammograms at Lowndes Family Medical Clinic in Columbus.

The unit will be at Pontotoc Hospital twice in June, June 6 through 8 and again June 20 through 22.

The mobile unit will visit the Ackerman Family Medical Clinic June 11 through 15 and the NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center on South Green Street on June 25 through 26.

The unit will finish out the month at the Ecru Family Medical Clinic June 27 through 29.

A screening mammogram, which costs $81, is used to detect breast cancer and is available through self-referral. A diagnostic mammogram, scheduled through a physician, can rule out or confirm the presence of breast disease or abnormalities, which may include cancer.

Appointments for the mammograms are scheduled in advance. For more information or to make an appointment, call 841-4158 or 1-800-843-3375.