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Still need a reason to get your yearly

mammogram? Early detection can save your life.

You or your doctor may not discover early stage cancer through a lump or other noticeable changes in the breast. Mammography can detect breast cancer when it’s small and still confined to the breast, making treatment easier and prognosis better. If caught early, the five-year breast cancer survival rate is more than 90 percent.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC collaborate in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers.

As the pre-eminent cancer care and research facility in the region, we have pioneered some of the latest screening options for breast cancer, such as 3D mammography.

3D mammography technology:

  • Improves imaging for those with dense breast tissue.
  • Reduces the chances of screening patients having to come back for further imaging.
  • Increases the accuracy of the mammogram in some diagnostic patients.

Read breast cancer patient testimonials.

Make an appointment for a screening mammogram by calling 1-800-649-4077.

Clinical Trials

Advancements in the prevention, detection, and treatments of cancer are possible because of research and clinical trials. If you're a breast cancer patient, and would like to help, learn more about our open clinical trials, or talk to your doctor.

Learn more about Breast Cancer

1 in 8 women will learn they have breast cancer in their lifetimes. See more breast cancer stats and facts on our infographic (PDF).

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