Mother’s Day kicks off Women’s Health Week. The best way for Colorado women to celebrate this week and ensure many happy Mother’s Days to come, is to get screened. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Colorado, followed by colorectal and cervical cancers. Early diagnosis can prevent 98 percent of breast cancer deaths, 96 percent of cervical cancer deaths and 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment urges women to schedule mammograms, pap tests and colonoscopies to make sure they are cancer free for this and every Mother’s Day.
WHAT: Women’s Health Week
WHEN: May 12 (Mother’s Day) through May 18
to find Women’s Health Week events in Boulder, Brighton, Canon City, Denver, Lamar and Yuma.
TO GET SCREENED, contact your own health care provider or:
Women’s Wellness Connection – Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening for low-income women age 40 to 64 years at 120 community clinics across Colorado.
http://www.womenswellnessconnection.org/ or 1-866-951-WELL (9355)
Colorado Colorectal Screening Program – Colorectal Cancer Screening for low-income women over 50 years at 49 community clinics across Colorado.
colonscreen.coloradocancercenter.org or 1-866-227-7914