Recognizing the importance of early detection, Centegra Health System’s nationally recognized breast health program continues to sponsor Mammo Monday events throughout McHenry County during January and February.
Earning full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), Centegra’s breast program meets the most rigorous standards, demonstrating Centegra’s proactive commitment to providing the best possible care, treatment options and support to patients. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for women 40 and older to maintain breast health and as a proven way to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage. Centegra is committed to maintaining the health and wellness of women in the community and celebrates the commitment women make to breast health.
Women are encouraged to attend a Mammo Monday event on their own or bring their daughters, sisters and friends to a special, private setting to take control of their breast and bone health. Offerings include screening mammograms, bone density screenings, free expert bra fittings and light snacks.
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
Centegra offers four convenient, high-tech imaging suites in Crystal Lake, Huntley, McHenry or Woodstock, so a mammogram experience is always close to home. Centegra also provides mammograms in a relaxing atmosphere with the latest state-of-the-art digital mammography, a MammoPad for extra physical comfort and caring Associates dedicated to making every mammogram experience focused on each individual.
Quick 30-minute appointments are easy to schedule and are recommended. Walk-ins are welcome at Centegra Health Center–Huntley and Centegra Gavers Breast Center–Crystal Lake. Physician orders are needed for a mammogram screening and a bone density exam. Patients should bring a physician order to the appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 815-334-5566 or visit centegra.org/mammo for more details. Financial assistance also is available.
Mammo Mondays are also part of Centegra’s Pearls for Wellness program. Women who participate in select health and wellness programs will be rewarded with a genuine cultured freshwater pearl from Dalzell Jewelers and Centegra Health System to begin building a keepsake necklace. Women can visit centegra.org/pearl to sign up for the program and see a complete list of qualifying health and wellness services.
Centegra Health System and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation partner all year to raise awareness of the importance of early cancer detection. The Get Checked! program provides information on lifestyle changes and guidelines for routine screenings that can make a big difference in one’s life.The Gavers Cancer Resource Library is also featured at Centegra Sage Cancer Center in McHenry and offers touch-screen computers and a library inventory of books, journals and booklets. Information in the library is available in English and Spanish.