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Mammovan coming to Carson City on Friday

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Mammovan will be in Carson City on Friday.

The goal of Nevada Health Centers' Mammovan is to make mammography services accessible and convenient for women by visiting locations across Nevada.

The Mammovan will be making a stop in Carson City on Friday.

Screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older; however, screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 who have a physician referral. Call 877-581-6266 to make an appointment. The Mammovan will be at Sierra Nevada Health Center, 3325 Research Way, from 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Friday.

Nevada Health Centers operates the Mammovan, a mobile mammography van that provides convenient access to mammography services to women. The Mammovan began operations in 2000, and was initially made possible by a grant secured by former U.S. Rep. John Ensign and former First Lady of Nevada, Dema Guinn.

NVHC has been able to continue to operate the Mammovan thanks to generous donors and grant funding. NVHC is proud to announce it's one of six organizations to receive a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

The grant was awarded in support of the Mammovan Program and will be used to meet the mammography screening needs of women throughout Nevada. The Prevent Cancer Foundation received 80 applications from organizations around the country for the 2015 grants cycle, and awarded programs that focus on prevention or early detection when it's more treatable, as well as, providing access to underserved communities.

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