The Siteman Cancer Center has a mobile mammography van which aims to provide more convenient mammograms to women by bringing the mammograms to them. The division has worked to evaluate the effectiveness of the van, what will bring women back for a repeat mammography, barriers to getting a mammography, and methods to increase mammography use- such as patient navigators. This work is necessary in order to continue getting mammograms to those individuals who need them.
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