New mobile service and walk come to Stroudsburg

October 3, 2018 by  

A new service of bringing 3D mammography technology to locals will be unveiled by the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono in East Stroudsburg, in conjunction with East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) annual Pink Light Walk.

A practitioner of surgical oncology at the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, Dr. Lori Alfonse, expressed the importance of early screening, noting that bringing such a service to women at their place of work, a community organization, or school, can reduce the stress placed on their busy lives.

There is no cost to an organization to host a screening event, the only requirements being sufficient parking space and a minimum number of scheduled appointments.

The new Mobile Mammography Coach is close to nine feet wide, 40 feet long, and 14 feet high, requiring 60 feet of curbside parking at a site. The same 3D imaging technology found at other facilities of the Lehigh Valley Health Network are inside the coach and employees from the network use the technology to conduct mammograms.

Before the walk begins, there will be tables in the ESU Science and Technology Center with interactive programs and information about the free mammogram voucher program of the hospital. Print shops can be used to create materials for such programs that participants can take home with them for further perusal.

The unveiling and the walk will take place tomorrow, October 4.