Muskegon & the Lakeshore:
Latest Breast Health News
In the News
- Kristi Hanson, massage therapist at Wege Institute for Mind, Body & Spirit, appeared on WZZM's "My West Michigan" program to talk about how holistic therapies complement traditional breast cancer treatments.
- Dan Sherman, financial navigator at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center, talks with WZZM 13 about navigating the financial impact of breast cancer.
- Julie Lundvick shares her personal journey of breast cancer and dense breast tissue on WZZM 13's "My West Michigan" program
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" Segment about sorting through the Mammogram controversy featuring Dr. Courtney Garlick.
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" Segment about the importance of annual mammograms beginning at age 40 with Stacey Newmyer, nurse navigator in Muskegon, and newly diagnosed patient Karrie Edwards.
- Our colleague Julie Lundvick shares her personal journey of breast cancer and dense breast tissue on WZZM 13's "Hello West Michigan."
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" Segment featuring Dr. Courtney Garlick on "Cutting Through The Clutter" of mixed breast screening messages.
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" Segment featuring our High Risk Coordinator, Madisyn Gray, who debunks some common breast cancer myths.
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment featuring our registered dietitian Amy Bragagnini discussing the impact of diet and exercise on breast cancer risk.
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment about complementary therapies for breast cancer patients from our Wege Institute for Mind, Body & Spirit.
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment about services The Boutique at Mercy Health offers for breast cancer patients.
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment Saint Mary's Foundation Grand Girlfriends™ award $10,000 to provide mammograms and high risk assessments for the under served.
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment about how genetics affects your breast cancer risk, featuring our genetic counselor Sarah Keilman
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment featuring Dr. Jessica Keto discussing the impact of the State of Michigan passing the Breast Density bill, which requires physicians to inform patients they have dense breasts at the time of their mammography.
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment featuring Health Reporter Val Lego getting her first mammogram
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment about RapidResults™ featuring our Nurse Navigator, Mary Miller, RN
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segement about advanced breast cancer screening options for women with dense breasts featuring Dr. Haas from Muskegon and Dr. Caughran from Grand Rapids
- WZZM TV 13 "Friends for Life" segment about the Common Myths and Questions about Mammograms, featuring Anna Gibbons, Mammogram Technician
Latest Press Releases
- Mercy Health Muskegon’s $4 Million Comprehensive Breast Center Set to Open
- Site for Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center Programs and Services Nears Reality
- Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center Now Certified Quality Breast Center
- Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
- Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center Redesigned for Patients
Study Supports Mammograms and Breast Exams Regardless of Age
September 2011: Dr. Jamie Caughran, medical director of Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center, co-authored a study presented at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco.
The study found that mammograms and breast exams are important tools in the detection of breast cancer, even among women ages 40 to 49 for whom routine mammography has been questioned by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The study describes the age and method of detection (mammogram vs palpable mass) in almost 6,000 women in the state of Michigan.
“While there has been ongoing debate about when and how breast cancer screening should occur, this study validates that women who undergo regular mammography screening present at earlier stages and often require less aggressive treatment than those who do not,” Caughran said in a statement. ”This is true for women older than 50 years, as well as women aged 40 to 49 years for whom routine mammography is questioned by the USPSTF. In addition, women of all ages presented with palpable tumors, highlighting the use of self-breast exam as an important public health measure.”
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Katie Halloran, APR
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Muskegon and the Lakeshore
Regional Manager, PR & Communications