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Centegra plans pair of screening events

McHENRY – Centegra Health System and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation plan two screening events this fall.

The Gavers Community Cancer Foundation has provided the funding to assist Centegra Health System in taking early detection of multiple cancer types to the next level by offering some of these free and comprehensive screening events to the community. 

• Get Checked! men’s event: This free event is planned for 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center in McHenry.

The event combines prostate, skin, oral, head and neck cancer screenings with wellness exhibits, nutrition advice and video of the daVinci robotic surgery system.

Centegra’s mobile health unit, Wellness on the Move, also will be present. The mobile health unit will offer free blood-pressure screenings, body mass index and body fat screenings and non-fasting finger stick diabetes screenings.

Also during the event, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Centegra Gavers Breast Center and more will provide information on their services.

• Get Checked! women’s event: This free event is planned for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Centegra Gavers Breast Center in Crystal Lake.

The event combines cervical cancer screenings with pelvic exams, clinical breast exams and wellness exhibits, nutrition advice and video of the daVinci robotic surgery system.

As at the men’s event, Centegra’s mobile health unit, Wellness on the Move, also will be present. The mobile health unit will include free blood-pressure screenings, body mass index and body fat screenings and bone density screenings. Additional information also will be available.

Registration for both events is required, and space is limited. To register, call 1-877-236-8347.

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