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Breast Cancer Center at UPMC in Central Pa.

Why choose our Breast Care Center?

Whether you are recently diagnosed with breast cancer or are waiting to be diagnosed from a recent biopsy, the Breast Care Center provides comprehensive, patient-centered care.

Our team of breast surgeons, nurse practitioners, registered mammography technologists, radiologists, oncologists, radiation oncologist, pathologists and physical therapists work together to offer each patient an individual plan of care. Learn more about why you should choose our Breast Care Center.

We've earned accreditation from the prestigious National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach in which breast surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring.

Are You at High Risk?

The risk for developing breast cancer is dependent on many factors. Age, family history, ethnicity and lifestyle are among the things that impact your risk. If you are concerned that you may have an increased risk of breast cancer or have questions regarding your future risk based on your family history, the High Risk Breast Clinic at our Breast Care Center can help answer your questions and guide you through ways to reduce your risk. We also have a team of specialists who provide screening and education for patients at increased risk for breast or ovarian cancer.

A visit to our High Risk Clinic includes our genetic counselor and nurse practitioner, and breast surgeon if needed. Additional consultations are with Gynecological Oncology and Medical Oncology specialists may also be made. Breast imaging may be scheduled in conjunction with your consultations. Counseling regarding your risk will include a review of family history, personalized risk assessment and discussion of surveillance and genetic testing and treatment options. At the end of your visit, you will have an individualized care plan that includes recommendations for regular screening and medical and surgical risk-reduction options.

To determine whether or not you are at High Risk, please answer the following questions. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may be at an increased risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer and would benefit from a more in-depth assessment in our High Risk Breast Clinic.

1. Do you have a family history of:
  • Breast cancer under the age of 50?
  • Breast cancer in two or more first or second degree relatives (family members include a parent, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew)?
  • Breast cancer in a male relative?
  • Breast cancer of a family member in both breasts or two cancers in the same breast?
  • Ashkenazi or Eastern European Jewish ancestry?

2. Do you have a family member with a known BRCA for 1 or 2 mutation or other genetic mutation that predisposes to breast cancer (for example, Li Fraumeni or Cowden)?

3. Do you have a history of biopsy proven ADH/ALH/LCIS/atypia?

4. Did you have a chest wall radiation before the age of 30?

5. Do you have a lifetime risk of >20% of developing breast cancer?

Scalp Cooling Treatment

Woman undergoing chemotherapy for stage 1 or 2 breast cancer at our Breast Care Center can now use scalp cooling treatment to decrease the likelihood of losing their hair from chemotherapy.

Breast and Cervical Screening Could Save your Life

If you are one of the many women in our community who are underinsured or uninsured, you may be eligible to receive a free mammogram, breast exam, and pelvic exam, including Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) tests at UPMC in Central Pa. Don’t delay getting the care you need.

Call one of our compassionate nurse navigators in central Pa. at 717-230-3497 or visit the PA Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP) to see if you qualify.

Need more information?

Many of our providers offer video visits. Call the office or schedule via your patient portal.

Harrisburg: 717-545-5000
Mechanicsburg: 717-988-1450
Lancaster: 717-874-4285
York: 717-741-3449


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