Happy Mammoween from St. John’s


St. John’s Medical Group, in partnership with Healthfirst, hosted “Mammoween,” on Tuesday, October 26, a festive breast cancer awareness event in which attendees were educated on the importance of early breast cancer detection.

Breast cancer is the leading cancer of Rockaway residents. At the event, Sharon Koehler, DO, FACS, Breast Surgeon, and Michael Luyckx, MBA, MPA , BS, RT(R), Vice President for Clinical Services Administration, hosted informative presentations. Dr. Koehler spoke of the importance of breast screening and catching cancer in its early stage, and Mr. Luyckx spoke to the fact that St. John’s is now home to the most advanced breast screening technology available on the Rockaway peninsula—a state-of-the-art 3D mammography machine that allows clinicians to see breast tissue details more clearly to uncover breast cancer that may have otherwise been hidden by overlying breast tissue.

Additionally, St. John’s Medical Group is enhancing access to quality women’s health services by opening the Margaret O. Carpenter Women’s Health Center in early 2022 at 105-38 Rockaway Beach Blvd. The Center will feature 3D mammography, OB-GYN, behavioral health services, breast surgery, gynecology/oncology, imaging, maternal fetal medicine, nutrition, and urogynecology.

To schedule a Women’s Health-related appointment, call (718) 869-7500.

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