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Same-day appointments: Experience the convenience

women's healthImagine how nice it would be for patients to have their annual Pap smear and mammogram appointments scheduled to take place on the same day. The service representatives and mammography technicians at the Phyllis Leach Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center and the Mercy-based OB/GYN team have worked together to make this possible for women ages 40 years and up.

So what are the benefits of having both appointments on the same day?

  • This set up makes it easy for you to manage your annual preventative care
  • Both appointments will take place under one roof (and you’ll only have to travel to the clinic once, instead of two separate days for your appointments)
  • There is an on-site DEXA scanner for bone density testing, which can also be bundled into the same-day appointments

How do schedule your appointment:

Once you’ve scheduled your gynecology appointment, please call the Phyllis Leach Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center at 920-236-1880 to schedule your annual digital mammogram on the same day.  We believe this will make it easy and convenient for you to manage your annual preventative care with back to back appointments.

The importance of early detection

Did you know that about one in eight women in the United States (12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime?  Or that 70-80 percent of those breast cancers occur in women with no family history? Most breast cancers occur as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations. Found in its early stages, the majority of breast cancers can be treated successfully. Therefore, it is vital that ALL women take the time to ensure that they are doing all they can to screen for this common cancer.

One simple thing that all women can do is a regular breast self exam (read here for five steps of breast self exam). Though breast self exams aren’t guaranteed to find breast cancer, their benefit comes in the fact that doing them regularly will let a women know what her breasts normally look and feel like. This knowledge will make a women more likely to notice if a change ever occurs in their breasts. Some of these changes are: Continue Reading »

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