October is Breast Health Awareness Month

Mammogram Special Offer at Briner Imaging

October is National Breast Health Awareness Month, an initiative created to increase awareness of early detection and prevention of breast cancer. If you’ve never had a mammogram, call Tahoe Forest Health System during October for an appointment and take advantage of a special offer. Women scheduling mammograms during the month of October will receive a free gift.

Mammograms and monthly self-checks are the most effective methods for detecting breast cancer early. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances treatment will work. A mammogram is a quick and easy procedure performed by a certified mammography technologist and interpreted by a board certified radiologist. A doctor’s order is not required for a screening mammogram. The Briner Imaging Center at Tahoe Forest Hospital offers state-of-the-art digital mammography. Follow up care is available through local physicians.

Physician referrals are not necessary to schedule a mammogram, and most insurance plans are accepted. To schedule, please call Briner Imaging Center at (530) 582-6510.

Tahoe Forest also offers a special $225 cash price for screening mammograms for women without insurance. Funding is available for a limited number of screenings through a special grant made available by the Safeway Foundation. Call (530) 582-3277 for eligibility details.