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Gundersen Lutheran to unveil new Mobile Mammography Coach

With its new Mobile Mammography Coach, Gundersen Lutheran Health System is helping to remove common barriers for women who haven't had their annual mammogram because they lack time or easy access. The new Mobile Mammography Coach will offer women another way to access life-saving breast cancer screenings to detect breast cancer. The mobile unite is meant to compliment the mammography services available at local hospitals and the clinics in Northeast Iowa, Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

A ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Gundersen Lutheran's new Mobile Mammography Coach will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Gundersen Lutheran - West Union Clinic. United States Congressman Bruce Braley will be one of the featured speakers. He played an instrumental role in making the Mobile Mammography project a success.

             An annual screening mammogram can detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable average of one to four years before a woman can feel a lump. Early detection means a head start on life-saving treatment. And if detected early, there is a 90 to 95 percent chance of long-term survival. To that end, women should get yearly screening mammograms starting at age 40, earlier if she has a family history of breast cancer.

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