October 20th, 2017 – Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC) is putting a brand new mobile mammography unit on the road this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The New Mobile is a 37-foot long coach equipped with the latest state of the art digital mammography equipment. The coach was designed especially for women by Dr. Kamilia Kozlowski, founder, and CEO of KCBC.
KCBC was one of the first Mobile Mammography Programs in the Southeast and has been providing mammograms to women since 1987. The Mobile reaches areas all across Tennessee, from Memphis to Kingsport and includes several areas in Eastern Kentucky. This year KCBC estimates the mobile will provide mammograms to over 3000 women.
Nancy Ortiz is the Operations Manager at KCBC and has been working with the mobile program since 1988. She says, “I love the new coach, it is designed with the patient’s convenience and comfort in mind, and gives women throughout the region easier access to mammography.”
There are many reasons that can make scheduling a mammogram difficult, distance to a facility, economics, and work schedules are some examples. That is why KCBC continues to provide access to top quality mammography through the mobile program. The mobile provides services at health fairs, job fairs, workplaces, health centers and more.
KCBC’s Mission Statement is “To Save Lives from the Disease of Breast Cancer” In Dr. Kozlowski’s words, “We are saving lives one mammogram at a time.”