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Riverwood now offers 3D mammography in Aitkin

The five-year survival rate is close to 100 percent when breast cancer is caught early. Riverwood recently began providing 3D mammographyTM exams at its Aitkin hospital, which supports early breast cancer detection. “We are thrilled to provide 3D mammography to our community,” said Jan Hegman, nurse practitioner and oncology care coordinator at Riverwood. “It can […]

Breast cancer screenings plus pampering

WE HAVE FILLED ALL APPOINTMENTS but the Sage program is available year-round to help pay for breast and cervical cancer screenings for women 40 to 64 without health insurance or high deductible plans. Riverwood Healthcare Center is sponsoring a special breast cancer screening with spa-like services on Wed., Oct. 21, 3 to 7 p.m. at the hospital […]

WELLNESS: Early detection is the best protection

Have you had your annual breast cancer screening?  Beginning at age 20, all women should begin monthly breast self-exams and should have a clinical breast exam every three years and then annually at age 40 and older. Some individuals have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. For these women, the ideal screening routine is […]

Accreditation for digital mammography

Several months ago, digital mammography became available at Riverwood Healthcare Center’s hospital in Aitkin and clinics in Garrison and McGregor. This fall, the American College of Radiology (ACR) gave its gold seal of approval, awarding Riverwood accreditation for all three of its mammography sites. This means that the healthcare facility meets national standards for imaging […]

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