Mammo Mondays are back as the new year begins!
Fighting breast cancer is not just a once a month thing, it more like a once a week thing.
Those committed to winning the battle fight every month, every day, every second of every hour. But the battle begins with a single step. A step of prevention.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-tzu
In the fight or journey against breast cancer we have in our favor technology. We have mammography and it saves lives. It is the the first and single step.
A University of Michigan study confirms that “if women begin yearly mammograms at age 40, it reduces breast cancer deaths by 40 percent. When screening begins at 50 and occurs every other year, it reduces breast cancer deaths 23 percent”.
Centegra Heath System’s nationally recognized breast cancer health program continue to sponsor Mammo Monday in 2013.
These events will be held throughout McHenry County during January and February.
Centegra’s breast program meets the most rigorous standards and demonstrates Centegra’s proactive stance in the community. This stance includes providing it’s residents with the wellness programs, knowledgeable treatment options, optimal care, and ongoing support for it’s patients.
Women are encouraged to attend Mammo Monday events on their own, with their daughters, sisters, and their friends to take control of their breast health.
Upcoming Mammo Mondays will be offered at the following locations and times:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at Centegra Gavers Breast Center
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at Centegra Health Center-Huntley
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Centegra Gavers Breast Center
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at Centegra Health Center-Huntley
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
These are state of the art exams with digital mammography and Centegra prides itself on having associates that make this a focused individual experience for each of it’s patience. You can feel rest assured you are well taken care of.
- Appointments are available by calling 815-334-5566 or by visiting centegra.org/.mammo for more details.
Financial assistance is available and health insurance plans that are Affordable Care Act 2010 compliant provide for mammogram assistance.
Give yourself the gift of a happy and healthy New Year!