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1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.  A simple mammogram is your best defense in the fight against breast cancer, allowing for early detection when treatment is most successful.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness and remind women everywhere not to delay important annual mammogram screenings – early detection is key!

At Southcoast Health, we are committed to easing your fears and concerns, and ensuring that your screening mammogram is a comfortable, caring, and convenient experience.

Southcoast Health Patient Experiences

Virtual Seminars

Register for any of our convenient upcoming breast health online seminars outlined below, and enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

  • Breast Cancer Prevention Seminar – Tuesday, October 12th at 5:30pm
  • The Importance of Annual Mammograms – Wednesday, October 20th at 5:30pm
  • Breast Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery Seminar – Tuesday, October 26th at 5:30pm

More caring. More answers. Southcoast Health Breast Center


The Southcoast Health Breast Center has redefined breast care, providing patients with private and convenient screening options, timely information, and a team of specialists who put both the physical and emotional needs of our patients first.

Important Reminders

Cancer Screenings: Key to Early Detection – The earlier cancer is detected during a treatment, the easier it will be to treat.

5 Overlooked Symptoms of Breast Cancer – Early detection of breast cancer is vital to increasing your chances of a successful outcome.

Breast Health Assessment – This short assessment will help you learn if you have risk factors that may raise your breast cancer risk. It is not a complete review of all breast cancer risks. For a complete evaluation of your risks, see your healthcare provider.

Schedule Your Annual Mammogram – Early detection can be a key defense in the fight against cancer, allowing for earlier treatment and improved outcomes. Southcoast Health is here to help with convenient scheduling for these important screening tests.

Nicole Podkowa 5K Walk/Run Virtual Event

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Nicole Podkowa 5K Walk/Run!

Unlike a traditional race, this Virtual 5K takes place where you are and when you want! Walk or run your 5K anytime between the time you register and Sunday, October 31, 2021. You can even run or walk your 5K in increments throughout the month!

Making Strides

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Southcoast Health is proud to participate in the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at the Bank Newport Skate Center (2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence RI). Registration will begin at 7:30am, with the walk to start at 9am.

Podcast featuring Dr. Chung

The Importance of Early Detection

Dr. Maureen Chung, Medical Director of the Breast Program at Southcoast Health, discusses the latest standard of care. With better early detection through improved annual mammograms, breast cancer is being found earlier.

New Bedford Guide

Follow us on Facebook and tune in as New Bedford Guide highlights us on their ‘Southcoast Spotlight.’

Each week New Bedford Guide will host a virtual, live Facebook discussion featuring a variety of Southcoast clinical and non-clinical staff and topics.

This month will feature information about our Breast Center in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!