Check out Dr. Savita Ginde’s op-ed in The Denver Gazette! This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spreading awareness about the importance of mammography screenings has been her top priority. In this article, she shares critical information and statistics about preventing or detecting breast cancer early with mammograms.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
I remember hearing my health-care provider inform me that my most recent mammogram was abnormal and simply wondering, “How could that be possible?”
Even during COVID-19, I never missed a screening, and I regularly check my breasts at home for lumps or other indications of a larger problem. Prior to my mammogram in March, I didn’t experience anything unusual, so I was certain it would be another run-of-the-mill screening.
I was wrong. So wrong, in fact, that I write to you from the recovery of a preventative double mastectomy — a decision I made to combat my high level of risk for breast cancer. Without that mammogram, I never would’ve known the decisions I could make to give me the best chance of a healthy future.
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.