Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center urges breast screenings

Published: Oct. 12, 2020

What: During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sparrow breast health experts are seeing a disturbing trend: more advanced cancer cases as people put off care during the pandemic. The physicians have an urgent message: Don’t put off your breast screening. A team of doctors from the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center will discuss the situation, why it’s safe to come to the hospital, and the impact of delaying care. Interviews available with leading cancer doctors, plus b-roll of Cancer Center.

Where: Lobby of Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, 1210 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. A representative from Sparrow Marketing will meet reporters.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 13, noon.

Additional information: Any reporter or media wishing to attend the event should contact John Foren, Spokesperson, Media and Public Relations, at 517.364.8093 or 517.256.1743.


Sparrow Health System is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit