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Breast Care
Breast cancer affects an average of one in eight women each year in the United States. It is the second-most-common cause of cancer related deaths in women. However, through early detection your chance for a full recovery is dramatically improved. SwedishAmerican offers full-field digital mammography services at two convenient locations: The SwedishAmerican Center For Women's Breast Health Center, located on the second floor of the Renaissance Pavilion, 1340 Charles Street in Rockford, SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere, 1625 South State Street in Belvidere as well as SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Stateline, 4282 E. Rockton Road in Rockton.

Compared to other clinics in northern Illinois, our Breast Health Center is unique because we offer women the opportunity to have a digital mammogram and, if necessary, a diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound the same day. Our radiologists are on-site several days a week to read the mammogram or ultrasound so women receive results before they leave the center—bringing great peace of mind to our patients. In one convenient location, we offer a variety of services besides digital mammography and breast ultrasound, including sterotactic and ultrasound-guided core biopsies, breast MRI and osteoporosis screenings. We also offer walk-in mammograms throughout the year, our annual breast cancer education event, as well as Girl's Night Out—a fun-filled evening dedicated to you and your girlfriends!

Our Medical Center/Belvidere is pleased to be the only healthcare facility in Boone County to offer full-field digital mammography services. Because our nurse will call you with your results the same day, we offer you peace of mind by not having to wait for results. We also offer walk-in mammograms—same-day, screening, digital mammograms every Wednesday and Friday. No appointment is needed—just walk in at your convenience between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and our skilled, compassionate staff will be ready to care for you.

SwedishAmerican now offers full-field digital, screening mammography at a third location--our newly opened SwedishAmerican Medical Group/Stateline, 4282 E. Rockton Road in Rockton. To make an appointment, please call (779) 696-9000.  We also offer walk-in mammograms every Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed—just walk in at your convenience between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

What is Digital Mammography?

Digital mammography has become the standard for the early detection of breast cancer. While compression of the breast tissue is still necessary, the quality of the images is far superior to traditional film screen mammography.

In full-field digital mammography, the electronic images are stored directly on a computer. The radiologist is able to immediately review the images on a high-resolution monitor. He can adjust the brightness, change the contrast and zoom in for close-ups of specific areas of interest. There is less exposure to radiation for the patient and no waiting time for film to develop. Digital mammography is especially advantageous for women under the age of 50, who have very dense breast tissue, and women who are pre- or peri-menopausal.

Located on the second floor of the Renaissance Pavilion at 1340 Charles Street, the Center For Women's comprehensive breast center—The Breast Health Center and Medical Center/Belvidere provide patients with the most specialized services in northern Illinois, offering you the comfort and privacy you deserve and the state-of-the-art technology you expect.

Women With Breast Cancer

For those women who have breast cancer, the center offers a team approach to treatment where physicians, nurses and other specialized staff discuss available options.

Our patients also benefit from the availability of a nurse navigator. Part educator, part personal assistant and part friend, nurse navigators provide a unique level of care to patients and their families. They sit in on patient consultations, expedite appointments and tests, help resolve insurance issues and let patients know what programs are available to them.

Schedule Your Mammogram

SwedishAmerican is pleased to offer digital mammography services in Rockford, Belvidere and Rockton. To schedule a digital mammogram at either location, please call (815) 391-7676 or send an email message including your name, date of birth, and phone number to breastcare@swedishamerican.org.

For More Information

You can obtain the most current educational literature on breast health at the SwedishAmerican Center For Women's Breast Health Center. Our professional staff would be glad to assist you with any information you might need or guide you to free support groups in the region. Simply call (815) 391-7676, stop by the center on the second floor of the Renaissance Pavilion at 1340 Charles Street, or e-mail womenshealth@swedishamerican.org.

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SwedishAmerican Health System
1401 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 968-4400
patientfeedback@swedishamerican.org

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