Community Outreach

Infirmary Health takes new roads to cancer prevention

Our new mobile cancer screening vehicle provides more patients with faster and easier access to lifesaving health screenings

Research from Infirmary Health’s 2019–21 Community Health Needs Assessment shows that cancer is the second leading cause of death in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Infirmary Health is the first cancer treatment center in the region to bring cancer screenings directly to patients through a mobile screening vehicle. The 32-foot, bright blue vehicle is equipped with two exam rooms and a reception area, as well as the advanced equipment necessary to provide screenings for multiple types of cancer, including skin, breast, colon, prostate, diabetes and more.

Moving forward with mobile screenings
According to the American Cancer Society, early detection of cancer through screening reduces mortality from cancers of the colon and rectum, breast, uterus, cervix, prostate and lung.* Infirmary Health recognizes the importance of early detection and the importance of providing screenings in all areas of our region—not just on our campuses. By stepping onto the Infirmary Cancer Care mobile screening vehicle, you may be screened for some of the most common cancers, including breast, lung and bronchus, colon and rectum, prostate and skin.

Coming to an event near you
Before COVID, the mobile screening unit had a robust events schedule. Our hope is that soon, you will be able to spot the big blue bus at your next community event and stop by for a screening.

 

WE WELCOME PARTNERSHIPS
Infirmary Cancer Care welcomes partnerships with area businesses and event coordinators to bring the mobile cancer screening vehicle to their locations. For more information, please call 251-435-CARE (2273) or visit infirmarycancercare.org.

*American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2019–2020. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019.