Ladies’ Night Out for Breast Health

05 October

Lakeland Regional Health Kicks Off Breast Health Month With a Rollicking Ladies’ Night Out!

You are invited to enjoy a special Ladies’ Night Out for Breast Health on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center, 3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd.

The FREE evening includes a delicious lasagna dinner, pink mocktails, surprise gifts, healthy food demonstrations and dancing down memory lane to William Cintron and the Sounds of the Seasons, performing your favorite hits from the ’60s.

Guests also will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet Lakeland Regional Health’s newest breast surgeons
  • Walk away with the peace of mind of a mammogram appointment
  • Enjoy relaxing chair massages
  • Discover their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose levels
  • Tour the state-of-the-art Hollis Cancer Center
  • Learn about the breast reconstruction process from renowned Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgeon Sarvam TerKonda, MD

During the evening, guests will participate in an inspiring tribute to the late Solange Pendas, MD, who was a beloved member of the Lakeland Regional Health family and our community.

Reservations are requested but not necessary. Those with questions and RSVPs should call 863.687.1400.

Lakeland Regional Health has expanded its nationally accredited Breast Cancer Program to include Toan Nguyen, MD, and Vanessa Prowler, MD. Dr. Nguyen earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University in the West Indies. He completed his Internship in General Surgery at State University of New York in Buffalo, New York, and his Fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Prowler earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She completed her Residency in General Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa and her Fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.

“I look forward to meeting and educating the community about breast cancer prevention and providing women with all the tools necessary to promote breast health,” said Dr. Nguyen.

“This exciting evening will provide much-needed support, inspiration and camaraderie to all the amazing women in our community,” said Dr. Prowler. “What a wonderful occasion to share the important messages behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. Lakeland Regional Health is committed to instilling the importance of early detection and diagnosis with the community.

“We see each and every day how early detection saves lives,” said Graham F. Greene, MD, FACS, FRCS, Hollis Cancer Center Executive Director and Lakeland Regional Health Chief Academic Officer. “At Hollis Cancer Center, we profoundly believe in healing, hope and discovery. Our renowned cancer specialists and team are dedicated to redefining and uplifting the standards of cancer care, walking with our patients and families every step of the way: from diagnosis and treatment to enjoying life after cancer.”