Fighting cancer on 4 wheels

From the outside, it looks like a large, colorful truck. One look inside, however, and it’s clear this is more than your ordinary vehicle.

It’s the Edith Sanford Breast Center “Mammo Truck,” Sanford’s mobile mammography station that’s anything but stationary.

And to say it’s high-tech would be selling it short.

“Just prior to COVID, Sanford upgrade the truck technology to 3D,” said Sanford Tracy Community Liaison Denise Clouse. “These are 3D mammograms. It’s just a wonderful addition — wonderful technology to have come to our rural facilities. Not all rural places are going to have access to that.”

The “Mammo Truck” has been coming in Tracy since 2004. Until recently, however, was utilizing 2D technology.

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