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Schedule a mammogram, get a free pass at the Fitness Center

The Briner Imaging Center at the Tahoe Forest Hospital uses state of the art digital equipment for mammograms by Hologic. "Don't be fearful, just do it," said Radiologic Technologist Pam Moutinho.

October is Breast Health Awareness Month, a national initiative to create awareness of early detection and prevention of breast cancer. If you’ve never had a mammogram or have not had one in over a year, Tahoe Forest Hospital recommends calling now for an appointment and to take advantage of the special offer during Breast Health Awareness Month. Women scheduling mammograms during the month of October will receive a complimentary one week pass to the Fitness Center at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance.

Mammograms and monthly self-checks are the most effective methods for detecting breast cancer early. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances that treatment will work. A mammogram is a simple, painless procedure performed by certified mammography technologists and interpreted by a board certified radiologist. The Briner Imaging Center, located in the Western Addition of Tahoe Forest Hospital on Pine Avenue, offers state-of-the-art digital mammography for every patient. Follow up care is available through local physicians.

Physician referrals are not necessary to schedule a mammogram, and most insurance plans are accepted. Low income women may utilize the Every Woman Counts program, offered by the Tahoe Forest Health System Health Clinic. Call 582-3277 to set up an appointment and obtain the appropriate paperwork to apply.

To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, please call Tahoe Forest Hospital at 582-6510 and mention the Breast Health Month offer to receive the Fitness Center Pass. For information visit http://www.tahoecancercenter.com.