One in Eight Women Receive a Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Rutherford County

Oct 11, 2023 at 10:31 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Surgery Specialist Dr. Lindsay Keith says there are more tools in determining who may be at a higher risk of having breast cancer... Dr. Keith is the only Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon in Murfreesboro and performs surgeries at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.


To raise awareness surrounding the importance of breast cancer screening, the 12th annual Wine Around the Square will take place later this month on October 21... Community events like Wine Around the Square help provide financial support to the Power of Pink.

The Power of Pink began more than a decade ago as an effort to provide not only awareness, but also education and diagnostic services for women in Rutherford County. The organization's Mission in Motion program has two mobile mammography coaches that serve 26 counties in Middle Tennessee...

The Power of Pink Fund has provided well over 25,000 potentially life saving mammograms to women in Rutherford County. The fund has helped women in over 26 Middle Tennessee counties. Dr. Keith told WGNS that statistics show one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Hear the full interview with Dr. Keith HERE.


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