Mammography Van Patient Stories

  • Gina Conners

    Gina Conners

    Mobile Mammography

    "In 1997 I was 42 years old, married, living on a horse farm and in excellent health. I had a good job working as a contractor for a large Philadelphia corporation," explains Gina Conners. The last thing Gina was thinking about was breast cancer. She had a baseline mammogram when she was 40 and it was fine.

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  • Carol Kratzer

    Carol Kratzer

    Carol Kratzer worked in the Benefits Department at Pilgrim's Pride for more than 19 years. As part of her job responsibility, Carol arranges for the Fox Chase Cancer Center mobile mammography van to visit her company each year. She explained, "They offer free mammograms to our female employees. This includes me, along with the spouses of our male employees and our retired employees. The challenging part is getting 20 women to sign up. It is like pulling teeth."

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  • Jamie Rosati

    Jamie Rosati

    In 2002, just after her 40th birthday, Jamie Rosati’s gynecologist handed her a prescription for her first mammogram. Upon returning to work at Merck, she propped it up next to her computer to remind her to schedule the test. Almost 11 months later, the piece of paper still sat in its original spot. That day, Jamie received an email at work letting her know that the Fox Chase Cancer Center mobile mammography van was scheduled to be at Merck the following week. 

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