Now, Getting a Mammogram is as Easy as Going to the Mall

March 9, 2009

The best way to fight breast cancer is early detection. Every woman 40 and over should have an annual screening mammogram, the gold standard for catching breast cancer early, when the chance for cure is highest and the range of treatment options broadest.

Now, getting a screening mammogram is as easy as going to the mall — the old 100 Oaks Mall, that is, which is now home to the Vanderbilt Breast Center One Hundred Oaks.

From expert care for benign breast conditions to advanced screening, diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, the new Center delivers the ground-breaking medicine you expect from Vanderbilt in a new location that is convenient, spacious and accessible. The Breast Center is among the first in a series of clinics to open at the new Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, which has taken the old mall at 719 Thompson Lane and turned it into an innovative new place — and new way — to deliver health care.

The new Center features:

  • the region’s only breast-dedicated MRI (advanced imaging technology for diagnosis and screening) located in a comprehensive breast health center
  • the expertise of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (American College of Radiology) for mammography, stereotactic breast biospy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, treatment and management of breast cancer by a team of specialists from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the area’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • the region’s only clinic for patients at high-risk for breast cancer, including risk assessment and genetic testing from the Family Cancer Risk Service, expert follow-up and intervention
  • bone density screening, evaluation and treatment of benign breast conditions, and management of male breast complaints.

Screening mammography is available on Saturday mornings, with or without an appointment. For more information, call (615) 322-2064 or visit www.thevbc.org.

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