Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women and is the leading cause of cancer death among Colorado women. 1 in 7 women in Colorado will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.However, thanks to heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.
Therefore, KOSI 101.1 is raising awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Below are helpful links including local resources, support networks, and ways to join in the fight.
Breast cancer treatment is an arduous road that can have numerous twists and turns. For some women, there are roadblocks before they can even get on the path to recovery. Health insurance is a common barrier to breast cancer care. But Susan G. Komen® Colorado helps pay for lifesaving treatment by funding grants to local nonprofits that provide the health care services. Kelli Ewalt benefitted from one of those grants, and she shared her story with Komen Colorado.
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Why You Should Consider Diversified Breast Imaging
- COMFORT & EXCELLENCE…Breast Imaging for COLORADO WOMEN.
At Diversified Breast Imaging, they care for Colorado women, and continue to exceed their expectations with personalized comfort and technological excellence. They are serious about breast health; and find that convenience, communication and attentiveness for patients and their referring physicians help contribute to accuracy, timeliness, and survival.
- A Specialized Approach to Breast Imaging.
Studies show that physicians who are dedicated to reading only breast imaging find more cancers with less additional imaging and fewer unnecessary biopsies. All of their Breast Imaging Radiologists are Board Certified, and most have completed at least a year of focused breast imaging training in addition to the traditional radiology residency. They provide professional breast imaging services at state-of-the-art, highly-regarded breast imaging centers throughout the Denver area.
3. Innovative Technology.Personalized Care.
The latest in screening mammography technology is 3D Breast Imaging, also called Tomosynthesis. With Tomosynthesis, our Breast Imaging Radiologists can see more breast tissue from multiple angles, making a more precise diagnosis the first time. Results are fast and accurate.
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Breast Cancer Detection and Prevention Services
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Diversified Brest Imaging offers mobile mammography, which travels from St. Joseph Hospital to local businesses and community organizations. Diversified Breast Imaging is the right choice for those looking to get more out of their breast imaging experience.
Other Great resources:
The American Cancer Society presents their annual “Making Strides” Walk against Breast Cancer, October 28th. Sign up to participate below:
The Colorado Cancer Coalition provides info and support on all types of cancer:
Ray of Hope offers grant assistance to those suffering from cancer:
My BC Team provides a support network for persons with breast cancer:
WebMD offers a comprehensive info page including message and support boards:
And a great resource site through the Pink Ribbon Survivors Network: