In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to encourage women to be screened for breast cancer, North Suburban Medical Center has announced a new self-pay option for 3D mammograms and added Saturday mammography hours for 2019.
Women who are seeking a cash price can now pay just $199 for a 3D tomosynthesis mammogram.
"While 3D mammography provides images with clearer resolution than 2D images, patients are surprised to learn that there really isn’t much difference in how the exam is performed," said Pat Clement, supervisor of the Breast Center at North Suburban. "The difference is not in how the images are taken, but in the results that the 3D tomosynthesis provides – we can detect breast cancers that lie deep in the breast tissues and provide a far better option for women with dense breasts."
Convenient Saturday Hours
In addition to providing a cash price option, North Suburban will also provide mammograms on Saturday mornings through 2019. This new flexible option encourages women who may not be able to schedule their mammogram during the week with a new option.
Mammogram appointments are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on select Saturdays from 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Appointments are available for the following Saturdays.
- October 5
- October 12
- October 19
- October 26
- November 2
- November 16
- December 7
Patients interested in scheduling a 3D tomosynthesis mammogram with North Suburban can call 303-457-7777.
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at North Suburban Medical Center recommends that an annual mammogram screening for women ages 40-74 should be a routine care consideration. A woman’s decision to undergo screening should be made in consultation with her physician. Patients who are considered high risk should consult their physician on when to begin screening.