When detected early, breast cancer is survivable. You could help save a friend or family member’s life by doing you Buddy Check9 breast exam.
We remind everyone to do their self-exam on the 9th of every month. Then you should find a buddy and remind them to do the same.
Dr. Lora Barke, a radiologist specializing in breast imaging says regular checks can help you know what’s normal for you and spot cancer early.
“It’s important,” Dr. Barke said. “We know it saves lives and it can save you from treatment and other things down the road.”
The majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer- have no family history of the same diagnosis.
Dr. Barke recommends yearly mammograms for everyone over age 40. She says people with a family history of cancer should get screenings even earlier.
On May 9, the mobile mammography van will be at the Breast Care Center at Saint Joseph Hospital (located at 1825 Marion St., Denver) from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.