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.