Novant Health is hitting the road to protect women’s health.


Novant Health has unveiled its new mobile mammography unit. Novant’s new mobile mammography unit will provide quick and easy access to breast cancer screenings. This new bus includes new equipment such as 3D scanning, which will be less painful for patients and give clearer results.

“Being able to take this technology to our patients where they need it is gonna be key to saving lives in early detection,” says Heather King, president and chief operating officer of Novant’s Brunswick Medical Center. “This allows us to treat all patients and to be able to go to those and give them the care when and where they need it.” [source]

Who Should Get a Mammogram?

Even if you don’t have any symptoms of breast cancer, you should get a mammogram each year if you are:

  • Assigned female at birth
  • 40 years old or older

However, if your mom or sister got breast cancer before they hit menopause, you should start getting annual mammograms 10 years before the age that family member was when they were diagnosed with breast cancer. For example, if your mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 45, you should start getting annual mammograms when you turn 35.

View Novant’s Mobile Mammography events calendar at Novant Health here.