Friday, May 24, 2024

October is here – time to Think Pink

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s time to “Think Pink”…along with a possible spa date.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. The numbers don’t lie: in Washington, during the most recent slice of years where data is available via the CDC (2016-2020), breast cancer is easily the number one most detected cancer by rates of new cancer cases, nearly double the rate of the number two type (lung and bronchus).

Early detection of cancer saves lives, especially so for breast cancer, and with 3D mammography available at Cascade Medical, community members have the opportunity to receive that early detection with state-of-the-art technology.

Many women choose to put off screenings because of perceived barriers. If folks put off a mammogram because of cost concerns, they shouldn’t, says Cascade Medical Director of Business Services Jerri Smith. “If you have insurance and you are within the guidelines (screening mammograms once every 12 months for women 40 and over), your mammogram should be covered without any out of pocket expense to you.” And what about those completely without insurance? “During the month of October, if you don’t have insurance, your mammogram is completely covered at Cascade Medical,” Smith says. “Through the generosity of the Cascade Medical Foundation, uninsured may receive their mammogram at no cost to them.”

Other than peace of mind, Cascade Medical has one more incentive to make that appointment – a chance for a day-pass to the world-class spa at Leavenworth’s PostHotel. During the month of October, all who make an appointment to receive a mammogram at Cascade Medical will be entered into a giveaway, with one lucky winner receiving a day-pass to the world-renowned PostHotel, with access to the steam rooms, pool & wellness areas, with the option to book additional spa services should they choose to do so. If you received a mammogram from Cascade Medical over the past year (through September 2022), you are invited to enter as well – an entry box will be located in Cascade Medical’s main lobby. PostHotel Manager Robin John said “we are so thrilled to offer our services in service to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If the thought of a little relaxation is the nudge that gets someone to a test that may prove lifesaving, that’s an investment in our community we’re delighted to make.”

To schedule an appointment for a mammogram at Cascade Medical, call their Diagnostic Imaging office at (509) 548-2512.

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