MIAMI - This month, County employees won’t have to miss any work to get their annual breast cancer screening. For the second consecutive year, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Miami-Dade Office of Community Advocacy and Jackson Health System are teaming up to offer convenient mammograms aboard Jackson’s Mobile Mammogram Unit outside the Stephen P. Clark Center (Government Center), 111 N.W. 1st St. in downtown Miami.
The state-of-the-art unit – Miami-Dade’s only digital mammography mobile unit – will be stationed in front of the SPCC’s west entrance every Thursday in October from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mammography screenings take only 15 minutes and are by appointment only.
“Every year, thousands of women die from breast cancer because they fail to detect it in time,” said Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, a cancer survivor. “By making mammograms convenient and accessible to our employees, we will save lives while enhancing awareness about this important issue.”
Annual breast cancer screenings are recommended for women over 50. To make an appointment for a mammography, register at least a week in advance at SPCC’s Downtown Medical Center, Suite 110, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit www.miamidade.gov/advocacy, print and complete the online form and fax it to the number indicated on the form. You must provide your photo ID and health insurance card on the day of the appointment.
For more information, contact Yamilet Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-585-6720.