Breast Care Center offers ‘Spring Screening’

Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is inviting women to combine an important Spring Screening with their seasonal Spring Cleaning.

 Those who schedule mammograms on six select days in April and May will receive a colorful gerbera daisy and a delicious daisy-shaped cookie. 

Early detection of breast cancer is known to save lives and increase treatment options. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammogram screenings beginning at age 40 for women at average risk of breast cancer. 

Sandy Mulford, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “Spring Screening” is an effort to encourage women to have their annual mammogram.

“It’s easy to remember the importance of annual mammography during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, but this important screening can be tended to year-round,” said Mulford.. 

All mammography exams are performed on a direct digital system, utilizing advanced Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) software and skilled radiologist interpretation. Patients benefit from a padded mammogram table that makes the screening as comfortable as possible, and from supportive, experienced technologists who have specialty certification specific to mammography. 

Spring Screening appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, Tuesday, May 1, Tuesday, May 8, Wednesday, May 9, Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17. For an appointment, call 507-646-1143