In a 5280 Magazine article about preventative care, Dr. Savita Ginde shared her personal story and experience with receiving a breast cancer diagnosis amidst a pandemic.
Here’s an excerpt from her story:
“The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer are women without a history, which is what I am. No one in my family has had the disease. Well, in March 2021, I went in for a routine mammogram. It came back abnormal—there was a suspicious lesion. At that point, we didn’t know if it was cancer. It was just an area of concern. I had no lumps or bumps. After going back for more images, a biopsy, and an MRI, I decided to get a lumpectomy, and that’s when it was upgraded from an area of concern to a carlobular carcinoma in situ.”
Meet Dr. Savita Ginde
Dr. Savita Ginde is an advocate and thought leader for reproductive health and served as Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains for over 13 years. And, until very recently, she served as the Chief Healthcare Officer for STRIDE Community Health Center where she oversaw all of STRIDE’s healthcare services and led their COVID-19 vaccination efforts.