October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Join with VUMC to:

  • Know the facts!
  • Celebrate survivorship, and honor and remember loved ones!
  • Raise awareness about steps to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer – including having an early detection plan!

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women. Regular breast check-ups are the best ways to detect breast cancer early. Early detection provides you with an increased chance of recovery and a wider range of treatment options.

Get Informed:

Dr. Odette Solis, Fellow Breast Surgical Oncology, spoke on the latest in Breast Cancer Facts, Risk Reduction, Prevention and Screening Guidelines held October 4, 2023. Watch the recorded webinar below.

Think Pink! Mini-Health Fairs in October:

  • Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital: October 3, 11am-1pm, Cafeteria
  • Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton Hospital: October 17, 10am-12pm, Private Dining Room
  • Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital: October 17, 1:30-3pm, Classroom 1101
  • One Hundred Oaks: October 24, 10am-2pm, 1st Floor Conference Room

Learn More:

Vanderbilt Breast Center

Vanderbilt Breast Center: Why Get a Breast Checkup?

Breast Cancer (National Cancer Institute)

National Breast Cancer Foundation

American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society: Guidelines for Early Detection of Breast Cancer