Centegra Health System provides wellness and preventive exams, screenings, classes, programs and incentives to encourage women to live a healthy lifestyle and remain proactive about their health.
Every three minutes, another woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Annual mammogram screenings are an excellent way to check your risk for breast cancer. Finding out your risk early allows you to be proactive in making lifestyle changes and focus on prevention.
3-D mammography (Tomosynthesis)
Centegra Gavers Breast Center offers the only 3-D mammogram technology in McHenry County. Ideal for women with dense breasts, 3-D mammograms capture multiple images (slices) of the breast at different angles, allowing radiologists to examine each one-millimeter slice at a time and provide a 3-D reconstruction. This enhanced view provides you greater peace of mind and is available thanks to a generous gifts to the Centegra Health System Foundation. Visit our Mammography page for more detailed information on our 3D mammography screenings.
Other screenings for women offered at various locations throughout McHenry County include:
- Bone density scans
- Cardiac assessments
- Vascular screenings
- Lung screenings
- Wellness screenings
- Skin cancer screenings
Schedule your annual mammogram by calling (815) 334-5566.
Recognizing the importance of early detection, Centegra Health System sponsors Mammo Monday events. Come on your own or bring your mother, daughters, sisters and friends to a special, private setting to take control of your breast and bone health. Mammo Mondays offer:
- Digital mammography screenings
- 3-D mammography screenings (if requested)
- Bone density screenings
- FREE expert bra fittings
- Light snacks
Classes, Programs and Events
Centegra offers classes on women’s health topics, such as breast cancer, thyroid problems, and diabetes education. Events are also offered throughout the year for educational and fundraising purposes. To learn more about women’s health programs and events offered at Centegra, visit our Calendar.