Prevention is better than a cure
MAMMOGRAMS: are recommended every year after 40 years old. If you have a family history of breast cancer, we suggest testing at 30 years old. It is best to go to the same mammogram location every year.
- Rose Mammography Center: (303) 320-7127 (www.rosemed.com)
- Sall Jobe Breast Center: (720) 493-3700 (www.riainvision.com)
- Cherry Creek Imaging Center: (303) 321-2273 (www.thewomensimagingcenter.com)
- Parker Hospital Trio Mammography Center: (303) 269-4150 (www.parkerhospital.org)
BONE MINERAL DENSITY SCAN (DEXA Scan): is recommended at 50 years old. Most mammography centers do these scans.
COLONOSCOPY: typically needed at 50 years of age and then every 10 years thereafter. If you have a family history of colon cancer, you must have this done initially at 40 years old. (Colorectal doctor's offices do thesis procedures. Call your primary care doctor if you need a referral, otherwise call ahead and verify they take your insurance.)
CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING:
The USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer in women age 21-65 years with cytology (Pap Smear) every 3 years or, for women age 30-65 years who want to lengthen the screening interval, screening with a combinatoin of cytology and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 5 years. For more information click here: www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org