Hey, you. Yes, you! Listen—we see you. We see that, in the past 15+ months, you’ve worked harder than ever before. You’ve added schoolteacher, arts and crafts advisor, hairstylist, bread baker, garden tender, puppy parent, family therapist, and worrier extraordinaire to your already impressive resume as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and professional. But there’s one important job you’ve probably neglected: self-caretaker. And it’s time to change that.
The doctors, nurses, and staff at Englewood Health always have your health and wellness top of mind. They know many parents have neglected their own health and well-being over the past year in order to focus on that of their children. While a noble effort, this means parents have delayed potentially lifesaving care, including preventive screenings such as colonoscopies, prostate exams, and mammograms—all of which are essential to detecting illnesses in their earliest, most treatable stages.
The team at The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Health is particularly concerned that many women have not returned for their annual breast screenings since 2019. If you’re one of them, now is the time to get back on track. “We understand that patients may have a heightened fear of illness after this past year,” says Christine Weiselberg, DNP, FNP-BC, administrative director at the breast care center. However, she adds, “Knowing is better than not knowing. The opportunity for the best possible outcome is much better when we discover breast cancers at an early stage.”
Patients at The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center can expect services provided in a contemporary environment, using advanced technology, by a dedicated, compassionate team. Breast imaging services are available at three locations across Bergen County: in Englewood, Emerson, and the newly opened Englewood Hospital Imaging at Fair Lawn. Rapid results and any necessary follow-up are provided as soon as possible to improve care and outcomes, and to reduce patient anxiety.
In addition to screening mammography and diagnostic evaluations onsite, the breast center offers advanced procedures such as stereotactic biopsy, fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy, and core needle biopsy. Offering these comprehensive services in one place enables the team to support patients throughout the decision-making and care process.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. First things first—you need to book your appointment to visit The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center. To schedule an appointment, call 201-894-3622 or visit englewoodhealth.org/appointments. Women with an average risk of developing breast cancer should begin annual mammography screening at the age of 40. Women at higher risk should begin screening 10 years prior to the age at which their closest relatives were diagnosed. And while you’re making that appointment, why not plan to set up your colonoscopy, lung screening, and skin exam, too? It just may save your life.
For more information or to find a physician at Englewood Health, visit englewoodhealth.org or call 833-234-2234.