DENVER – Women of Broomfield, this new story is for you.
The North Metro Fire Rescue District is teaming up with St. Joseph’s Hospital to raise awareness about breast cancer risks and to offer breast screening exams on the first day of November.
Women ages 40 or older are invited to visit Broomfield’s Health and Human Services (HHS) building at 100 Spader Way to receive a mammogram through St. Joseph’s mobile mammography van.
The van will be located in the parking lot adjoining the HHS building from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Exams take less than 20 minutes and are conducted by specialists and breast radiologists.
“Prevention and early detection are a woman’s best chance against cancer. Our goal for this community event is to help detect potential cancer risks through the screening and to provide important health education to residents,” explained Pam Kutchen, Life Safety Education Officer for North Metro Fire.
In order to receive a mammogram, women should contact St. Joseph’s at (303) 689-4595 to schedule an appointment and review a list of qualifications. Most insurance is accepted and covers the entire cost of exam. However, those insured by Kaiser Permanente are advised to get a mammogram at the Kaiser Permanente Breast Center to be fully covered. Walk-in appointments are accepted as scheduling allows.
According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.