Welcome to 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 Risk: What You Should Know March 10

More than 50 percent of women have dense breast tissue and may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Attend one of three Lunch and Learn programs to learn more about this topic and how it affects your health. Meet members of the Breast Center team, ask questions and take home educational materials. Lunch is provided. Seating is limited. Register here.

Free Dense Breast Tissue Webinar March 11

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition and Penn State Hershey will offer a free webinar "Breast Density: What is it and Why Does it Matter?" on March 11 at 7:00 pm. Learn the latest about breast density levels, the Breast Density Notification Act, and what breast density means for women in Pennsylvania from expert radiologist and co-medical director of Penn State Hershey Breast Center, Dr. Susann Schetter. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about breast density throughout the webinar. Register today at pbcc.me/marchwebinar. The webinar offers 1 free CE hour for nurses approved by the PA State Nursing Board and free credit for radiologic technologists approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

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.

T-Shirts are Here!

Penn State Hershey Breast Center is pleased to announce the release of their 2014 Shirts. 

T-Shirts are $15 for Small - XXL and $18 - XXXL

Women's and men's long sleeve thermal t-shirts are $30 for sizes Small - XXXL

These items are available at the Breast Center (Hershey, Camp Hill and Nyes Road) for purchase.  You can print the order form from our website, complete it, scan and email to Shanna Gillette at sgillette@hmc.psu.edu(preferable). If you do not have scanning capabilities, simply email Shanna with your order.      

Proceeds benefit patient and staff education and breast health awareness.  We 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.