Help Us Bring Light to the Fight

10/02/2018 - Escanaba, Michigan

  • Shining light on the commitment to fighting breast cancer

    OSF St. Francis Hospital shines light on the community's commitment to fighting breast cancer

Early detection is one of the most effective weapons in the fight against breast cancer. OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group wants to make sure every woman, who is 40 and older or is at high-risk for breast cancer, is getting their annual mammogram.

“Our goal is to provide excellent, state-of-the-art mammography to our patients. 3D mammograms continue to detect small, early breast cancers that may not be apparent on 2D mammograms.  In addition to 3D mammograms for women 40 and older or at high-risk, monthly self-breast exams and annual clinical breast exams are recommended for women in their 20’s and 30’s,” explained Dr. Stephen Manier, a radiologist at OSF St. Francis Hospital.   

OSF St. Francis Hospital’s goal is to perform 450 needed mammograms by the end of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They have lit up the hospital in pink spotlights to shine a light on the community’s commitment to fighting breast cancer.

As a bonus, every woman who gets a mammogram at OSF HealthCare through October receives a free packable tote (while supplies last).

Call 906.786.5707, ext. 5345 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more at osfhealthcare.org

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Lindsey Stearns
Community Relations Specialist
(906) 786-5707 x5508