GEORGE BUSINESS NEWS - After a successful initiative in September last year, the Keystone Medical Group has returned to George to offer female residents out-of-hospital mammography and sonar services via its state-of-the-art Mobile Mammogram Unit.
Radiologist Dr Pieter Henning says they have decided to return due to the high demand for this particular service offering.
"During our previous visit, we were inundated with bookings by female patients from George and surrounding areas. We, therefore, wanted to offer everyone the opportunity to make use of our unique facility or to return for follow-up visits.
"From Tuesday 6 April to Friday 30 April, the mobile unit will be stationed at the Dutch Reformed Mother Church in George, where both mammography and breast ultrasound studies will be available as part of our continuous fight against breast cancer," he says.
The mobile breast cancer screening unit is the only one of its kind in South Africa, aiming to make mammographic screening accessible to all women, both private and medical aid patients.
Says Henning, "With private changing rooms and modern, comfortable facilities, we make it as convenient as possible for our patients. Patients have one-on-one sessions with our professional medical staff and we provide immediate results."
Henning says these important out-of-hospital screenings are done in a low-risk environment.
"We have witnessed a dramatic drop, almost 50%, in the number of women who came for breast cancer screening last year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our mobile unit now offers these women peace of mind to get screened in a low-risk environment," he says.
To book a session in George, call 087 055 0587 (Option 8).
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