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Centegra Offers Mammo Mondays and U+2 Program Through January

Centegra encourages women to take control of breast and bone health

Gavers Breast Center, Crystal Lake.
Gavers Breast Center, Crystal Lake.
McHENRY — Centegra Health System’s nationally recognized breast health program acknowledges breast cancer awareness month and recognizes the importance of early detection.

Centegra will continue to sponsor Mammo Monday events and its U+2 program throughout McHenry County during January.

Women are encouraged to attend a Mammo Monday event on their own, or bring their mother, 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.

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.

Upcoming Mammo Mondays will be offered at the following locations and times:

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at Centegra Gavers Breast Center
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at Centegra Health Center-Huntley
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock

Centegra’s breast health program, U+2, rewards women for taking care of their breast health and inspiring their friends to do the same. 

To participate in the program, a woman visits centegra.org/u2 to enter a screening mammogram appointment request and then sends two of her closest female friends or family members an "encouraging reminder" to do the same, right from the web page. 

Participants receive an e-mail voucher to redeem for a free eye pillow after their own screening mammogram at a Centegra imaging location. Centegra will not use or share their friends’ email addresses entered as part of the U+2 program.

In addition to the state-of-the-art imaging technology already provided, Centegra Gavers Breast Center–Crystal Lake now offers tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D breast imaging

Ideal for women with dense breasts, this new technology captures multiple images (slices) of the breast at different angles, providing 3-D reconstruction. The enriched view helps healthcare providers see if anything of concern is hiding behind overlapping tissue, providing women a greater peace of mind. 

The new technology was made possible by a generous gift from the Centegra Hospital-Woodstock Auxiliary, McHenry Country Club Ladies Association, Richmond Spring Grove Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network and many more to the Centegra Health System Foundation.

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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.

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 is also available.


Source: Centegra Health Systems

 

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