Breast cancer awareness in the Grand Valley

By: Zach Berridge Email
By: Zach Berridge Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) It's already October, marking the 28th National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There's a flood of support coming from people and organizations all over the Grand Valley.

For instance, Mountain West Dermatology is offering their services to survivors by removing radiology target tattoos for free all month long.

"A lot of people don't want to see those tattoos that are left form their breast cancer treatment," Amy Paul, dermatologist at Mountain West said. "So we are happy to help people out by removing those tattoos. They're small, it's a fairly painless procedure."

The Merillac Clinic continues to offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income women ages 40-64.

They can then receive a free mammogram if they detect any danger.

Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of breast cancer is that it's not just a problem for women; men are susceptible as well.

And while October can be "pink-washed" by companies looking for a marketing edge, it's important to remember that this month is about being informed and taking action if necessary.

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