Santa Ana Star Casino, New Mexico's Best Bet, is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month by teaming up with Assured Imaging to combat the No. 1 most common cancer among U.S. women. Bringing breast cancer screenings to the northern Rio Rancho and Bernalillo area, Assured Imaging's mobile mammography unit will be stationed at Santa Ana Star Casino to conduct digital breast cancer screenings on Friday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Going to a doctor's office or radiology lab can be time-consuming and stressful, so Santa Ana Star Casino is joining the fight against breast cancer by giving women the opportunity to be screened in a comfortable, private setting near their homes or places of work," said Santa Ana Star Casino Director of Marketing Tammy Neil. "Research shows that early detection is the best defense against the disease and that's why we feel it is so important to offer this convenient—and perhaps live-saving—option to the women of our community."
Women with insurance can receive breast cancer screenings at little or no cost at the mobile mammography event at Santa Ana Star Casino. Call (888) 233-6121 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ups are permitted, but priority will be given to women with appointments.
Women who are uninsured or underinsured can be screened for a $150 fee. Cash, debit cards and credit cards are accepted.
Uninsured or underinsured women can also contact the New Mexico Department of Health's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at (877) 852-2585 to locate a screening clinic or medical provider who can qualify them for a no-cost breast cancer screening.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for the mobile mammography unit's stop at Santa Ana Star Casino, call (888) 233-6121.
About Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.