October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a time to spread the word that early detection saves lives.  According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. If found early, women have up to a 90% chance of survival, whereas survival drops to about 15-20% if found in later stages.

Estes Park Health Foundation is raising money to bring 3D mammography capability to Estes Park Health in 2020. 3D mammography has been shown to detect 20-65% more incidences of breast cancer than 2D mammograms and also in earlier stages. Learn more at GivetoEPH.org/3DM.

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Pinktober at Estes Park Health Lobby

Donate $20 to bring 3D mammography to Estes Park Health in the name of a Cancer Warrior in your life. We’ll inscribe a pink ribbon in the name you request and post it in the hospital lobby for the month of October.

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Provider Talk at Estes Valley Community Center

Join Estes Park Health Providers for a free presentation on breast cancer awareness at the Estes Valley Community Center from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16. The Estes Valley Community Center is located at 660 Community Drive in Estes Park.

Questions? Contact Lisa Taylor at ltaylor@eph.org.

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Financial Counseling for Underinsured

Did you know that most insurers fully cover mammogram every 1-2 years for women age 40 and over? If you don’t have insurance, please give Estes Park Health Patient Financial Services a call at 970-577-4530. They can help you understand your options for getting a mammogram.