Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to Host Breast Cancer Health Fairs Oct. 24 - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to Host Breast Cancer Health Fairs Oct. 24

October 10, 2018

Bay Pines, Fla. –The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (BPVAHCS) will host breast cancer health fairs on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The activities will take place in the main entrances at both the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center campus (Building 100) and the Lee County Healthcare Center in Cape Coral, Fla. For address information, please visit and click “locations and directions.” 

The fairs are being held to provide information and resources about breast cancer prevention, and services provided by the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Informational materials and other giveaways will be available. The event is open to the public.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, following lung cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. About one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This makes breast cancer a serious concern for women Veterans. The good news is that localized breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate if detected early, and VA leads the nation’s health care systems in providing mammograms to those who need them (VHA Patient Safety and Quality Report). Find out more here.

BPVAHCS offers a full range of preventative care and treatment services for women of all ages. To learn more about services available for inpatients and outpatients, please visit:

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System 
The Bay Pines VAHCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at