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Penn State Hershey Breast Center

Penn State Hershey Breast Center understands the anxiety associated with mammograms and breast health. But at Penn State Hershey, you have the added peace of mind knowing that you are surrounded by a dedicated team of caring radiologists and surgeons who specialize in breast health.

Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the Breast Center is located in a comfortable and convenient setting, and offers patients a full-range of services, from fully digital mammography, breast ultrasounds, and MRI's to specialized surgical services. 

Breast Density and Your Cancer Risk: What You Should Know

More than 50 percent of women have dense breast tissue and may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Join Breast Center specialists for one of three classes to learn more about this topic and how it affects your health, including:

  • What is breast density and what are the associated risks?
  • How can breast density affect the detection of cancer in a mammogram?
  • What should I do if I have dense breasts?
  • How do I know if I’m considered high-risk?

Meet members of the Breast Center team, ask questions and take home educational materials. Bring your lunch, light refreshments will be served.

Register today: Seating is limited; pre-registration is required.

  • September 13, 2016, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. – Registration
    Location: Penn State Hershey Medical Center – 30 Hope Drive Entrance A, Room 2702, Hershey, PA 17033
  • October 12, 2016, Noon to 1 p.m. – Registration
    Location: Penn State Hershey Medical Center – 30 Hope Drive Entrance A, Room 2702, Hershey, PA 17033
  • November 9, 2016, 7:30 to 8:30.m. – Registration
    Location: Penn State Hershey Medical Center – 30 Hope Drive Entrance A, Room 2702, Hershey, PA 17033

How can you decrease your risk for Breast and Ovarian CancerIgnoring your family history isn't worth the risk

Everyone has some risk of developing breast cancer. Learning your risk early may help prevent cancer from occurring or catch it when it is most treatable. Penn State Hershey Breast Center's high-risk assessment team provides a comprehensive screening and customized care plan for your level of risk based on your personal screening. Protect your health and the health of the women in your family.

Schedule an appointment today by calling 717-531-5867. Meet the team and learn how the Breast Center can help you decrease your risk.

Hope and Courage - Breast Health Q&A

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

The American Cancer Society's new breast cancer screening guidelines could cause many women to wonder when they should have their first mammogram. In this Medical Minute, Dr. Susann Schetter, chief of breast imaging at Penn State Hershey Breast Center explains these new guidelines. http://bit.ly/1Gq7QuZ

Saturday Hours Available for Yearly Mammogram Appointments

Having trouble finding the time to schedule your yearly mammogram? Penn State Hershey Breast Center offers appointments between 8:00 a.m. and Noon one Saturday every month. Please call the Careline at 800-243-1455 for dates. You may also schedule during our normal office hours: Monday (alternating every other week): 8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.; Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Advanced Screening Technology Available at Breast Center

Advanced Screening Technology - Breast Ultrasound

About 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue. And for these women, mammograms alone may not be enough to find breast cancer. Learn more about a new screening technology now available at the Breast Center that can increase the detection of cancer in women with dense breasts.

Partnership to provide free mammograms

One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but only 55 percent of Pennsylvania women receive annual mammograms as recommended over age 40. To help address one of the reasons why some women do not schedule annual mammograms the lack of insurance or ability to pay Penn State Hershey Breast Center and Weis Markets announced a new partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Healthy Woman Program to provide mammograms to women in need. Click here to find out how you can receive a free mammogram.

Breast Center Earns National Re-accreditation

Breast Center Earns National Re-accreditationPenn State Hershey Breast Center recently earned a three-year, full re-accreditation designation by the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for its commitment to offering patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that patients have access to comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services; a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options; information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options; and quality breast care close to home.

For more information about the NAPBC, visit www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.

Breast Center T-shirts on Sale Now

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Proceeds benefit patient and staff education and breast health awareness.  Thank you for your support!

Understanding Preventive MastectomiesUnderstanding Preventive Mastectomies- Rena Kass, M.D.

Actress Angelina Jolie's announcement that she chose to undergo a preventive double mastectomy is shining light on the procedure as well as gene mutations that can indicate a high risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. In this video, Dr. Rena Kass, co-director of Penn State Hershey Breast Center, talks about testing for those mutations and why some women choose to have preventive mastectomies.

What is Dense Breast Tissue and Why is it Important?

As of January 1, 2014, information about breast density is now included with the result letter that women receive after their screening mammogram.

Dr. Susann Schetter, Co-Medical Director of the Penn State Hershey Breast Center, discusses the meaning of breast density and its importance in this video, an educational initiative of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

American Cancer Society recommended Guidelines

Breast Center doctors recommend women follow American Cancer Society guidelines for annual mammography screening exams.

Partnership to provide free mammograms

One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but only 55 percent of Pennsylvania women receive annual mammograms as recommended over age 40. To help address one of the reasons why some women do not schedule annual mammograms the lack of insurance or ability to pay Penn State Hershey Breast Center and Weis Markets announced a new partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Healthy Woman Program to provide mammograms to women in need. Click here to find out how you can receive a free mammogram.