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Mammograms save lives and Bonnie’s Bus brings the life saving technology to you

KEGLEY, WV (WVVA)– According to the American Cancer Society, over 250,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2017.

Early detection is important and the WVU Cancer Institute is trying to give every woman access to life saving mammogram screening with Bonnie’s Bus.

According to Bonnie’s Bus Mammographer, Kristie Park, “One in eight women have breast cancer that you will know. So, it’s really important to have early detection so that you can possibly save your own life or maybe a friend’s life.”

Bonnie’s Bus travels to the rural corners of the mountain state to ensure that every woman has a chance to get screened. The 20,000th patient was scanned just this month.

If you live in a rural spot of West Virginia, check out when Bonnie’s Bus may be near you. Click here.

Rachel Anderson

Multimedia Journalist

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