This October, Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) is recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
- If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every two years. You may also choose to get them more often.
- If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
- Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
For more information on breast cancer, check out this fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control.
If you’d like help scheduling a mammogram, call us. CCHA care coordinators can help you connect with a provider, assess your needs and gain access to resources to help you manage your health.
Call CCHA Member Support Services
303-256-1717 | 719-598-1540 | 1-855-627-4685 (TTY 711)
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.