Little Company of Mary’s Outpatient Care Center in Oak Lawn Urges all Women over 40 to Get Their Mammogram Screening

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2013 it is estimated that 232,340 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 2,140 of those cases will be men. Breast Cancer is one of the top five leading causes of death for women 40 years or older. Little Company of Mary’s Outpatient Care Center in Oak Lawn is committed to improving women’s health in Chicago’s Southwest community through their state-of-the-art diagnostics and imaging suites.

Little Company of Mary’s Outpatient Care Center mammography suite features a fully digital mammography unit to ensure the highest quality screenings and Computerized Aided Detection (CAD), which is special software, designed to help the radiologist detect abnormalities. Additionally, the Mammography unit provides a gentle approach to the test using softer, more flexible technology for the comfort of patients. The mammography suite at the Outpatient Care Center offers an all-female team of mammography technologists that work with Little Company of Mary’s team of breast health specialists, surgeons, radiation, and medical oncologists and counselors.

Early detection can be lifesaving and is recommended for women ages 20-39. The American Cancer Society recommends clinical breast examinations at least every three years and routine breast exams performed at home are encouraged. Women over the age of 40 should have annual mammograms, annual clinical breast examinations and perform routine breast exams at home.

Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

There will be always be a million excuses, but today there is only one resolve. Schedule you mammogram at Little Company of Mary’s Outpatient Care Center today at 708.499.8550.

Outpatient Care Center Mammography hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday 7:00am – 12:00pm

For more information on the Outpatient Care Center including hours, physician offices, diagnostics, X-ray, Ultrasound, Imagining, Lab, appointments or directions, please visit www.lcmh.org/opcc or call the center’s main number at 708.974.7600 or 708.974.7300 to reach a physician office.

Note: You will need a physician referral to schedule a mammogram

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The Outpatient Care Center located at 6700 West 95th in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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