Today, nearly 100 percent of women who find breast or cervical cancer early survive it. And the early-detectionbest way to find cancer early is to make sure you get routine breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Why is finding breast cancer early so important?

Ninety-eight percent of women survive breast cancer when it’s found early through regular screenings. Most breast cancers take years to develop. Early on, most breast cancers don’t cause any physical symptoms, so without a screening, there’s no way of knowing you have it. When breast cancer is found early, it doesn’t get a chance to spread to other places. Eighty percent of breast lumps are not cancer.

Why is finding cervical cancer early so important?

Ninety-two percent of women survive cervical cancer when it’s found early through routine tests. A Pap test can find abnormal cervical cells years before any cancer actually exists. Getting a Pap and/or HPV test every three to five years can help you detect and even prevent cancer of the cervix. You can’t control what you find, but you can control when you find it. There’s no reason to wait. Getting regular breast and cervical cancer screenings may save your life.

Find out if you qualify for free screenings through Women’s Wellness Connection.

Community clinics like the Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice (CAHEP) offer Women’s Wellness Connection exams for qualifying patients. CAHEP also offers free translation services for exams. Call or email Jennifer Gross today to set up an

appointment or see if you qualify for the free exam through the Women’s Wellness Connection,  303.954.0058, jennifer.gross@cahep.org.

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Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice (CAHEP) Offers Women’s Wellness

Connection Exams

Adress: 5250 Leetsdale Drive, #110 Denver, CO 80246

Tel: 303.954.0058

Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

website: http://cahep-denver.org/

email: jennifer.gross@cahep.org

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Women’s Wellness Connection

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Prevention Services Division

Address: 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80246

For all other questions:

Tel: 1-866-951-WELL (9355

website: cdphe_wwc@state.com