Be a bosom buddy

Written by Community Health Network on 2/6/2014 4:00:00 PM

Friends affect our healthcare attitudes and can push prevention awareness in a positive and personal way. That’s why Community Health Network created Bosom Buddies.

Bosom Buddies is a program that not only encourages women to get mammograms, but supports women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s a circle of friends that share health information and the importance of preventive screenings and treatment. The Bosom Buddies circle includes physicians, patients, breast health navigators and survivors.

The Bosom Buddies program even rewards women for getting a screening. Women who bring in this downloadable postcard get two Bosom Buddies bracelets: one for herself and one for a friend.

So why are Bosom Buddies so important? The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances for long-term survival.

“Our biggest strength is that we focus on a single disease process in a comprehensive and compassionate manner and focus on breast problems without distractions. We have all the tools we need for state-of-the-art breast care,” said S. Chace Lottich, M.D., FACS, breast care medical director and patient advocate at Community Health Network.

Community Health Network not only makes it easy for women to get screened, but also provides critical support to women who are being screened or have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Community has breast health navigators to shepherd women through breast cancer screening, diagnosis and the treatment process.

Whether you have questions about your mammogram or need support following your breast cancer diagnosis, Community's breast health navigators act as a resource and advocate. They are there for patients to provide compassion and information.

Breast health navigators often accompany breast cancer patients to their appointments and make sure that the patient has an immediate support network to help them in their race against cancer.

Schedule a mammogram today!

Help us put you on a path to a healthier, cancer-free life. Schedule a mammogram screening with us today. Community Health Network has eight convenient breast screening locations in northern, southern and eastern Indianapolis, including Greenwood and Fishers.

Mammogram screenings and bone densitometry scans can be done during the day or evening and also on weekends. Appointment times vary by location and can be scheduled by phone.

To learn more about Community Breast Care and our services, visit

Appointments available!

To make an appointment with an MD Anderson Cancer Network® certified physician at Community, call 800-777-7775 today!

Community first healthcare organization in the nation to be certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network®

Community Health Network is the first healthcare organization to achieve system-wide recognition by MD Anderson Cancer Network® as a certified member. The five hospital locations providing qualified cancer services in the network have met the rigorous standards to treat cancer patients with MD Anderson evidence-based guidelines and best practices. Learn more.