Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Northglenn in October
North Metro Fire Rescue District teams with St. Joseph Hospital each October to raise awareness about breast cancer risks and to offer mammograms in Northglenn in a convenient way.
Women, ages 40 and older, are invited to visit North Metro Fire's Station 62 at 10550 Huron St. in Northglenn to receive a mammogram through St. Joseph's mobile mammography van. The van is usually on site at the station for the entire day. Exams take less than 20 minutes and are conducted by St. Joseph's trained specialists and breast radiologists. The mammography van includes some of the latest technology in imaging, including 3D digital mammography and breast density measurement, which make getting a mammogram easier while producing more accurate diagnostic results.
"Prevention and early detection are a woman's best chance against
cancer. Our goal for this community event is to help detect potential
cancer risks through the screening and to provide important health
education to residents," explained Pam Kutchen, Life Safety Education
Officer for North Metro Fire.
In order to receive a mammogram,
women should contact St. Joseph's at 303-689-4595 to schedule an
appointment and review a list of qualifications.
Joseph Hospital Mobile Mammography Van accepts most commercial insurance
plans with the exception of Kaiser Permanente. Those members may get a
mammogram at the Kaiser Permanente Breast Center. In the majority of
cases, insurance will cover 100% of the screening without co-pay;
however, coverage can vary. In the event that a woman does not have
insurance coverage, Saint Joseph Hospital also offers affordable
According to the National Cancer Institute,
breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States
and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.