The Integrated Breast Center, located at Pennsylvania Hospital, provides breast health care through a spectrum of clinical and support services that include specialty physicians, breast surgeons, state-of-the-art imaging and procedures, and psychosocial support.
All newly diagnosed cases are reviewed at a weekly breast conference by a multidisciplinary team comprised of:
- Breast cancer surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Oncology nurses
This team discusses the diagnosis and staging of the disease and treatment recommendations for every patient. This approach ensures you receive the benefit of multiple opinions and team input.
Integrated Breast Center Services
In addition to breast cancer treatment, we offer a variety of supportive services to meet the needs of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients as well as those who have already undergone breast surgery.
Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
Our physicians and genetic counselors will help you understand risk factors, review your family history, medical history and lifestyle risk factors that may predispose you to cancer. They will discuss genetic testing, assist in your decision about this option and outline a plan for continued monitoring and cancer prevention therapy to help protect your health. The program also provides information for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and want to know about the role of genetics in their diagnosis.
Breast cancer patients and their families have access to social workers, nutritionists, psychologists, oncology nurses and a chaplain at the Joan Karnell Supportive Care Program to help support them through the cancer experience. We offer an array of supportive care services for patients who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer as well as those who have already undergone breast surgery.
Women's Imaging Center
The Women's Imaging Center is dedicated provides screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and interventional biopsy options. Results from all studies performed at the Women's Imaging Center are immediately provided to each patient and the referring physician at the time of examination.