For more information, call: 877-CENTEGRA

Women should schedule gynecological exams, screening mammograms

Centegra Health System encourages women to schedule yearly gynecological check-ups and screening mammograms. These preventive screenings help physicians diagnose ovarian cancer, which ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women.

Each September, Centegra’s Teal and Pink campaign provides special opportunities for women to receive preventive screenings.

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, Sept. 9 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at Centegra Health Center-Huntley
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Centegra Gavers Breast Center
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at Centegra Health Center-Huntley
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock

To schedule a mammogram, call 815-334-5566.

A free physician lecture will teach women and men about their cancer risks. Shelly Galasinski, genetic counselor with Centegra Health System, will address “Cancer Awareness: Knowing Your Risk,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 E. Congress Parkway. Galasinski will discuss how Centegra’s Genetic Counseling Program gives individuals a better understanding of their cancer risks through comprehensive genetic evaluation, testing, education and counseling. To register for the lecture, call 877-CENTEGRA.