“Mammography Saves Lives” is the motto we use to engage our staff and create a culture where opportunities are not missed and all eligible patients are screened for breast cancer.
Eliminating Barriers to Care
Studies show that when breast cancers are detected at an early stage, the cure rate is high. In order to promote successful health outcomes, we are working closely with local imaging centers. Our goal is to streamline appointment coordination and secure appointment slots dedicated to Marin Community Clinics’ patients. As a result, we will be able to considerably increase the number of women receiving mammograms.
Mammograms are vital in preventing cancers and saving lives, and we also understand the importance of appropriate results follow-up. With funds from the American Cancer Society NFL Breast Health Equity grant, we have made important changes that are enabling us to follow abnormal results more closely so that patients get prompt treatment. This grant also supports patient education and outreach, so patients know when they are due for a mammogram and why the test is important.