Sumary of Penn Medicine and Siemens Healthineers provide free breast cancer screenings for underserved women:
- Staff on the screening bus, located in the Save-A-Lot parking lot across from The Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School at 2101 W.
- , will provide individual 10-minute screening exams, a private changing room, and Spanish translation services.
- The screening event will be held on weekdays from Monday, Oct.
- Cancer disproportionately impacts lower socioeconomic groups and the medically underserved because they are unable to access cancer screening tests, and thus more likely to be diagnosed with late stage cancer.
- ” Carmen Guerra, MD, Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Only about half (54 percent) of breast cancers in Black women are diagnosed at an early stage, when they’re most likely to be treated successfully, compared to 64 percent of cancers detected early in white women.
- The delays have wide-reaching effects for survival: only 81 percent of Black women diagnosed with breast cancer live to five years after their diagnosis, compared to 91 percent among white women with the disease.