Early detection increases survivability by bringing a quicker response to cancer. A part of being ahead of the game is to have annual checkups, monthly self-exams and paying attention to one’s body.
This form of mammogram is used to evaluate a patient with abnormal clinical findings or abnormal screening mammogram.
BCDC delivers the highest quality breast cancer screening services to Alaskan communities where services are not readily available with the Mobile Mammography Truck.
To overcome distance and financial barriers to healthcare, BCDC’s Mobile Mammography program delivers breast cancer screening services throughout the state of Alaska regardless of ability to pay.
The Mobile Mammography Truck serves patients in Alaskan communities during March through October.
Call 907-479-3909 to request breast cancer screening services delivery in your community.
Awareness & Education
BCDC believes that the key to fighting breast cancer is understanding and knowledge. Our teams not only provide services but educate the community on early prevention.
Once a community is aware of the causes, risks, and impacts of breast cancer, it becomes easier to educate them on different ways to limit risk and change behavior.
The American College of Radiology Society of Breast Imaging and BCDC all recommend that women age forty and above should have a mammogram every year and continue to as long as they are in good health.