Specialty Services

Advanced Breast Care

As part of Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, the Penn State Hershey Breast Center team has seamless access to renowned expertise, national clinical trials, the latest chemotherapies and radiation techniques, and protocols on new cancer treatments—all backed by the combined resources of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. What sets us apart is our nationally recognized physicians and access to advanced treatment for breast cancer. Multidisciplinary team meetings ensure individualized treatment plans incorporating the knowledge of experienced breast care specialists, including dedicated breast radiologists and surgeons who are skilled in the latest minimally invasive techniques such as sentinel node biopsy, cryoablation, and skin sparing mastectomies. Breast cancer risk assessment and genetic testing are available for women considered at high-risk of breast cancer because of strong family history or previous biopsy findings.

Click here to learn more about breast health support, education, and coordination of services for women of all ages and their families provided by the Breast Center. 

Services include digital screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound and MRI, galactogram (ductogram), consultations, cyst aspirations, image-guided breast biopsy, fine needle aspirations and surgical biopsy. If surgery is recommended to remove a benign or cancerous tumor, our goal is to conserve breast tissue and skin for satisfactory reconstruction. We work closely with plastic surgeons who specialize in breast reconstruction.

The Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation of Programs for Breast Centers and is a designated American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence based on its outstanding personnel and advanced equipment.

Surgical Options

If surgery is recommended to remove a benign or cancerous tumor, our goal is to conserve breast tissue and skin for  satisfactory reconstruction. Penn State Hershey breast surgeons are skilled in the latest minimally invasive techniques,  including sentinel node biopsies,  cryoablation, and skin sparing mastectomies. If reconstruction following a mastectomy is desired, we work closely with plastic surgeons who specialize in breast reconstruction. The most contemporary techniques yield the best cosmetic results without compromising care. In most cases, reconstruction can occur at the same time as surgery.

Penn State Hershey Breast Center provides breast health support, education, and coordination of services for women of all ages and their families. What makes the multidisciplinary center unique is its ability to provide advanced testing and  treatment for benign and malignant breast disease Penn State Hershey Breast Center was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation of Programs for Breast Centers, and is a designated American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, based on its outstanding personnel and advanced equipment.