GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Breast cancer takes the lives of thousands every year.

On average, more than 40,000 U.S. women will die from breast cancer just in 2021; with a man’s lifetime risk being 1 in 833,

“If you catch breast cancer early it’s much more curable, typically the treatments are much less invasive,” says Dr. Jonathan Frandsen.

Dr. Jonathan Frandsen is a Radiation Oncologist at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, who says getting screened could save you, and your loved ones’ lives.

The pandemic has decreased the number of women getting screened for breast cancer, causing many to catch it at a much more advanced stage than they would have if they had caught it early,

“And unfortunately that meant that we didn’t catch the breast cancer early; they came at a more advanced stage,” continues Dr. Frandsen.

About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.; the recommended age for the screening is 45.

This is your reminder to check in with your friends and family about their last cancer screening. Community Hospital strives to make screenings and treatment as accessible as possible, to ensure our community stays safe and healthy,

“We truly offer world-class care; all the doctors are very well trained, they’re very knowledgeable, we offer all the latest clinical trials, and we’re really proud of the products that we offer patients here,” concludes Dr. Frandsen.