Transforming Breast Cancer Care Every Day
As the home of western Pa.’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the pioneers of 3D mammography, UPMC offers access to more breast cancer experts and clinical trials than any center in the region.
From genetic testing and risk assessment to innovative surgical approaches and immunotherapies, experts at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UPMC Magee-Womens provide nationally renowned, accredited care for the 1 in 8 women who will face breast cancer in their lifetime.
Breast Cancer Screening
Annual mammograms are a safe and effective first step to detecting breast cancer.
Every woman should get screened. Learn more about mammogram screening recommendations and other frequently asked questions.
Western Pa. patients may call 1-800-649-4077 to make an appointment for a screening mammogram. We also offer walk-in mammography clinics on select Saturdays.
Experts at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UPMC Magee-Womens are specially trained in the prevention, detection, and treatment of breast cancer, and are committed to providing high-quality cancer care.
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 learn more about our open clinical trials, talk to your doctor.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Generally, mammograms are extensive enough for doctors to determine a diagnosis, however some people may require further testing. It is important to follow up if your doctor calls you back for more testing.
We offer the following diagnostic procedures in clean, comfortable, private testing areas:
- Digital mammography with computer-aided detection, including 3D mammography.
- Minimally invasive breast biopsy (ultrasound or stereotactic guided).
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
We work closely with breast specialists and radiologists, and can electronically send your high-quality images to any UPMC physician, expediting your treatment options.
Breast Cancer Treatment
Your breast cancer treatment plan will depend on your diagnosis and test results, goals and preferences, and overall health. The multidisciplinary teams at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UPMC Magee-Womens have practiced together extensively.
Your doctors may suggest one or more of the following treatment approaches:
- Breast cancer surgery.
- Chemotherapy (medical oncology).
- Radiation therapy (radiation oncology).
- Hormone therapy.
We will work with you to decide the best breast cancer treatment plan based on your personal needs.
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