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Dedication to breast health is a key extension of the full approach to care at Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot.
The UPMC Hamot Breast Center, which includes the expertise of both Bayview Breast Care at UPMC Hamot and UPMC Hamot Breast Imaging, provides an entire network of health resources for prevention, detection, and treatment in every area of breast health. Caring for women for life means trusted experience in every stage of a woman’s life.
Our center is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers through the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers that voluntarily commit to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. NAPBC accreditation provides value across all domains of care, including access to care and service, patient satisfaction and well-being, and quality of cancer care.
Radioactive Seed Localization
Radioactive seed localization (RSL) streamlines the process for identifying and surgically removing abnormal breast tissue and lesions at their earliest stages. By implanting a radioactive seed about the size of a small grain of rice, radiologists can pinpoint nonpalpable breast tumors so breast surgeons can easily locate and remove them later.
At UPMC Hamot, we believe in encouraging education and understanding about breast health through various community outreach events. Breast self-awareness provides women with the information they need. The right knowledge can empower a woman of any age to take potentially life-saving action.
Regardless of the severity of your breast cancer, the UPMC Hamot Breast Health Program dedicates resources and professionals to every aspect of your treatment, recovery, and survivorship. We also offer additional services that help patients and families through the process.
Some of these therapeutic and psychological services for breast cancer include:
If you have questions or concerns regarding your breast health, we encourage you to talk to your physician or health care provider. You can also reach our helpful nurse navigators at 814-877-3900.
Ann Marie's Breast Cancer Story
Anne Marie's friends are grateful UPMC Hamot gave her back to them.