September 14, 2007

Employee breast screening set

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New Vanderbilt gynecologist Andy Norman, M.D., spent 13 years in Nigeria, providing care and performing surgery on women who incurred injuries from prolonged, obstructed labor. (photo by Cat Norman)

The Vanderbilt Breast Center will offer a special employee mammography screening day to encourage Vanderbilt women age 40 and over to get a yearly mammogram, which remains the gold standard for early detection of breast cancer.

The Breast Center has set aside 100 appointment slots between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, for previously scheduled and “walk-in” patients over 40 who haven't had a mammogram within the past 12 months. Please note that co-pays will apply and insurance will be billed for services.

The first 100 Vanderbilt women who come to the Breast Center for screenings will receive milkshakes and sandwiches, a pair of breast cancer awareness earrings and a copy of Why We Walk: An Inspirational Journey Toward A Cure For Breast Cancer.

The Breast Center is located in Suite 2500 at the Villages at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave., S. For information: 322-2064.