October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted at 3:22 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 17:22:33-04

BOISE — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Saint Alphonsus is pulling out all the stops to help the community.

The mobile mammography units provide mammograms on wheels. The two units travel across Idaho, especially stopping at under-served areas. The units are staffed my mammography techs inside the mobile unit patients can receive a mammogram in just about 20 minutes. They see up to 25 patients a day on the mobile unit.

“We want to rule out the scary stereotype that it used to be, they’re not scary they’re quick they’re easy, take care of yourself, is my favorite part of this," said mammographer Natalie O'Brien.

The mobile mammography unit will be at the Idaho Fitness Fair on October 5.

Here's the full schedule:

Oct 5th - Idaho Fitness Health Fair - Western Idaho Fairgrounds, Boise. 10:00am-3:00pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Oct 7th - Valor Health - 1202 E Locust St, Emmett. 9:00am-2:30pm. 208-367-8787

Oct 8th - Cascade Medical Center - 402 Lake Cascade Parkway, Cascade. 10:00am-1:00pm. 208-382-4285

Oct 10th - Rejuv Med Spa - 1631 S Wells Ave, Meridian. 9:00am-12:00pm. 208-884-3800

Oct 11th - Wilder Fire Dept. - 601 Patriot Way, Wilder. 4:30-7:00pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Oct 14th - YMCA West - 5959-N Discovery Way, Boise. 8:00am-12:00pm. 208-377-9622

Oct 16th - BSU - 1910 W University Dr, Boise. 8:00am-1:30pm. 208-367-8787

Oct 28th - Weiser Senior Center - 115 East Main Street, Weiser. 9:00am-2:30pm. 208-367-8787

Oct 30th - Curves - 1312 S. Edgewater Circle, Nampa. 9:00am-12:00pm. 208-461-4534