For the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Wayne UNC Health Care will offer Monday Night Mammos, encouraging women in the community to complete their annual mammograms.
“Sometimes it can be hard to get in for your mammogram during the work day,” said Wayne UNC Director of Imaging Charlotte Watson. “These screenings are important, and we don’t want women to put this screening test off.”
Monday Night Mammos will offer a relaxed setting for women to complete their screenings, with light refreshments and extended appointment times through 7 p.m. Offering the region’s most experienced techs, compassionate care, spa robes and a streamlined parking and registration process, the Wayne UNC Imaging team continues to elevate the experience for patients.
As part of the UNC Health Safety Promise, the team has also put in place safety protocols to protect patients from COVID-19 – another reason women might be reluctant to schedule their mammogram.
“During this pandemic, women are doing more now than ever – with many stressors at work, homeschooling or bringing their kids to school or day care,” said Watson. “They may be letting their mental and physical health go to the bottom of the list. It’s so important to make time for managing your health. You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
Routine mammograms have been linked to overall better treatment outcomes for patients, through early detection of breast cancer. Wayne UNC offers some of the most advanced screening and diagnostic capabilities available, with 3-D Mammography that captures a detailed, three-dimensional image of each breast.
“We understand as women the struggle to balance work, family and our health and wellness,” said Melissa Newsome, Mammography Technologist. “It is our hope that the extended hours on Mondays and our ongoing Saturday mammography appointment offerings will help to ease some of the stress of taking care of at least one of these important screenings.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit wayneunc.org.