Mobile-mammography debate: Lifesaver or moneymaker?

Mobile-mammography debate: Lifesaver or moneymaker?

Like many working moms, Hope Bott of Orlando usually put her family’s health needs ahead of her own, said the wife and mother of three boys. So when a mobile-mammography bus pulled up to her workplace in March, she got on board.

Bott, 38, an operations analyst for Pepsi, has a family history of breast cancer, so she wanted to get tested. Five days after her screening, she got a letter recommending more testing. She was referred to a Florida Hospital doctor, who ordered another mammogram, an ultrasound, an MRI and, ultimately, a biopsy.

Three anxiety-ridden weeks later, Bott got her results. “Thankfully, it was benign,” she said. Although she didn’t enjoy the worrying, she’s grateful she had the testing

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