Comprehensive Breast Health Program
Routine care is the best way to keep you and your breasts healthy.
Although detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages is the main goal of breast care, screening can also reveal benign conditions, such as fibrocystic breasts.
At OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center and the OSF Bobette Steely Hegeler Cancer Care Center, our Comprehensive Breast Health Program provides a full range of diagnostic, surgical and care options, including:
Breast Health Navigator
The Comprehensive Breast Health Program breast health navigator will walk you through the entire process from your screening mammogram to any potential follow-up testing.
Whether you fear the discomfort of having a mammogram or fear the news of abnormal results, we are here to help ease those concerns.
The breast health navigator is the single point of contact for you and your family. The navigator will be an educator, an advocate and a friend.
Our navigator helps coordinate your care, including follow-up appointments for things such as additional imaging, MRI testing and biopsies.
They will also be able to answer questions and educate you about any additional testing or treatment you may need.
Our navigator will verify that referrals are in place, attend biopsies and coordinate appointments and testing. Plus, they will support you, both physically and emotionally.
They will be there for your family members, as well.
Should additional treatment be necessary, the navigator will be there for you throughout your diagnosis and journey.
They will work with the OSF Bobette Steely Hegeler Cancer Care Center team to ensure your care is well coordinated should you need further services
To reach the breast health navigator at OSF Sacred Heart, please call (217) 443-5292.
A screening mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Usually two or three views (pictures) are taken of each breast.
While mammograms are not perfect, according to the American Cancer Society, they are considered to be the best tool to find cancers of the breast very early.
Advances in mammography, including the invention of FDA-approved digital mammography, can be credited with detecting 80% to 90% of breast cancers in women without symptoms.
You can self-schedule your screening mammogram online or by calling (217) 443-5273.
The New Horizon Breast Cancer Support Group, funded through the OSF HealthCare Foundation, meets the third Monday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Jocko’s Pizza Inn, 305 W. Williams in Danville.
To learn more about the group, please contact our breast health navigator at (217) 443-5292.
When to Contact Your Provider
If you are experiencing any of the below conditions, please contact your provider.
- Abnormal mammography
- Benign breast changes
- Breast pain
- Discharge from the breast
- New or suspicious breast lump