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Prevea Health and HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 03, 2023 


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Hospital News

GREEN BAY, Wis. – During Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Prevea Health and HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin emphasize the importance of mammograms and the significant role they play in the early detection of breast cancer. 

The American Cancer Society estimates one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within their lifetime. “Breast cancer remains the most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death for women,” says Dr. Kai Huang, Prevea breast surgeon. “There have been many advances in breast cancer treatment over the years that can significantly improve breast cancer survival.”

With regular mammograms, breast cancer is more likely treatable when caught early and mammograms can even detect some forms of pre-cancer before the development of a tumor. All women should talk with their health care provider about the appropriate timing for screening mammograms, especially women at high-risk. A mammogram schedule will be based upon an individual’s health. At age 40, women should have a screening mammogram and continue to have one at least every other year.

Prevea; HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls provide access to mammography services in communities across Northeast Wisconsin.

In the Green Bay area, mammograms are provided at the Prevea Allouez Health Center, Prevea East De Pere Health Center, and at Prevea St. Mary’s Health Center. To schedule a mammogram with Prevea in Green Bay, call (920) 496-4789.

In Sheboygan, mammograms are provided at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, located at 3100 Superior Ave. To schedule a mammogram at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, call (920) 459-5171. 

Together, Prevea Health and HSHS hospitals in Northeast Wisconsin also provide mammograms via a state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit which travels to local businesses and the communities of Appleton/Grand Chute; Kewaunee; Lena; Luxemburg; Manitowoc; Marinette; Mountain; Oconto; Oconto Falls; Plymouth; Seymour; Pulaski; Shawano; Plymouth and Manitowoc on a regular basis. To schedule a mammogram in one of these communities, or to request a business visit, please call (920) 496-4789.

More information about mammography services with Prevea Health and HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin is available at: www.prevea.com/mammo.

Breast self-exams also play a critical role in early detection of the disease. Using their eyes and hands to determine if there are any changes to the look and feel of their breasts, women can detect potential changes which may be a sign of breast cancer. Changes in breasts are very common, and most are not cancer. However, it’s important to talk to your physician or health care provider if you notice any changes. Click here to learn more about concerning breast changes.  

Finding a lump in your breast can be frightening. Don’t wait to find out what it is. In Green Bay, Prevea offers same or next day appointments with breast surgery experts. Call (920) 272-3350.
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About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center have been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. With HSHS St. Vincent being the largest tertiary care hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s location on Green Bay’s west side, patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. Affiliates of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospitals primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. Both hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org.

About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org.  For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.


 
Prevea Health and HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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