This year, one in eight women will be diagnosed
with breast cancer and thousands will not receive lifesaving screenings and
treatment because they either lack access or resources to receive quality breast
care. Because Georgia has elected not to expand its Medicaid coverage more
than 280,000 Georgia adults fallen have fallen into the “coverage gap”.
More than half of them are women. Geographically, we have 159 counties in our
state. 79 of those counties are without an OB/GYN and 66 counties are without a
Sisters By Choice is committed to addressing these health disparities, especially with regards to breast cancer.
That is why SBC has been raising much needed
dollars and other support to build a state-of-the-art mobile breast clinic. In
2015 WE DID IT!
Unlike most mobile mammography clinics, the SBC
Mobile Breast Clinic can provide full service care with a breast
specialist doctor on site. Those services include breast examinations,
digital mammograms and remote radiology support, comprehensive diagnostic
testing, i.e. ultrasound, needle biopsy, stereotactic biopsy, minor surgery,
breast MRI… patient navigation and prevention education, treatment referral and
access to clinical trials.
The SBC Mobile Breast Clinic hopes to reach as many
as 3,000 women each year.
We are looking for partners to help us deliver
health and hope on the road. We will inspire strength and encourage change. We
will fight breast cancer. We will win. Join us!