Posted 8 months ago
Time to Get Your Mammogram
Has COVID-19 stopped you from getting your routine mammogram screening? When COVID-19 surfaced earlier this year, many aspects of our healthcare routines were interrupted. As a result, many women put getting their screening mammograms on hold which increased their risk of a delayed breast cancer diagnosis. We know that the earlier a breast cancer is detected the greater the chance a woman has that cancer will be curable.
Our healthcare system has now adapted and has put many safeguards in place to keep patients safe while getting routine health services like mammograms. The likelihood Is that COVID-19 will be around for years to come making it important that we no longer put off obtaining screening exams that can be lifesaving.
It is recommended that annual mammograms starting at 40 years of age. So, if you are one of those women who put off getting your screening mammogram, now is the time to get it scheduled.
Here are more breast cancer resources provided by the Supportive Care Services Department:
About Heidi Rula, M.D.
Medical Director of the Supportive Care Services Department
Dr. Heidi Rula joined Ironwood in 2018 to launch the Integrative Oncology program. She is board certified in family medicine and fellowship-trained in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Rula has been a practicing physician in the Phoenix area for approximately 20 years and has been recognized by her colleagues as one of Phoenix’s “Top Doctors” on multiple occasions.
Dr. Rula has played a key role in bringing integrative medicine to the Valley. She served as the medical director of the University of Arizona Integrative Health Center where she leads a team of physicians and complementary practitioners in a unique model of integrative primary care that she helped to develop along with Dr. Weil and the UA Center for Integrative Medicine.
About Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers
Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers (ICRC) is the largest multi-specialty oncology network in the Greater Metro Phoenix area. They have over 100 medical providers, a robust Integrative Services program, and a dedicated clinical research department. Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has 15 valley locations and five comprehensive cancer care centers that offer a multi-disciplinary approach for expedited personalized patient care. For more information, please visit www.ironwoodcrc.com.