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Hospital’s Breast Care Center offers spa experience

Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is offering a “mini-spa experience” with every mammogram scheduled on10 dedicated days during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Those scheduling mammograms October 1,2, 9,10,17, 18,21, 22, 28 and 29 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. will be treated to a mini-massage, complimentary specialty beverages, treats and a parting gift.

 Sandy Mulford, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “spa event” is an effort to encourage women to have an annual exam. Early detection can save lives and increase treatment options, she said.

 The Breast Care Center features a direct-digital mammogram unit with a mammo pad for extra comfort. The direct digital system provides a clearer image and more detail. This leads to more accurate diagnoses and the ability to detect cancers at an earlier stage.

 “The goal of screening exams is to find cancer before symptoms are expressed,” Mulford said. “Early detection saves many thousands of lives each year. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for screenings improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.”

For an appointment, call 507-646-1143.