Imaging center in South LA aims to boost breast cancer screening in underserved community

A new imaging facility—Inglewood Imaging Center—recently opened in the south Los Angeles neighborhood aiming to increase breast cancer screening rates in the underserved community, CBS Los Angeles reports.

The general population has a 90 percent survival rate for breast cancer, according to the report, but that drops to 75 percent for black women. That’s why Brad Schmidt, CEO of Inglewood Imaging Center, decided to open the facility in the predominately black community.

“I felt cancer access should be accessible to everyone,” said Schmidt to CBS. “We think patients should be getting access to the top-level imaging, and that’s why we’re here.”

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