The St. Mary Breast Center provides expert, compassionate care in a comfortable, warm environment. For many women, regular screenings for breast cancer – especially yearly mammograms – are stressful. The Breast Center eases the concerns about these procedures and provides support and care for women throughout the entire process. Women do benefit from the early detection of breast abnormalities. Early detection and early intervention of breast cancer significantly improves survival.
The Breast Health Navigator is an integral part of patient care in the Breast Center and acts to facilitate timely responses to health issues that may arise. Women are accompanied through the entire process of diagnostic testing with advanced digital imaging and follow-up studies such as minimally invasive breast biopsies if they are faced with an abnormal mammogram result.
A team approach offers patients a specialist for every need. Our dedicated staff includes a colleagues from Surgery, Pathology, Radiology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. Specialized clinicians work together to provide coordinated treatment plans that are appropriate to the individual needs of women. Each patient receives emotional support as well as expert care ranging from chemotherapy to radiation oncology to surgery to breast reconstruction. In addition, the Family Risk Evaluation Center helps assess the role of personal heredity and educates women on how to reduce their risk of breast cancer.
The Women's Resource Center, which is located in the new St. Mary Breast Center, offers a variety of tools to help patients make decisions about treatment options. Books and literature on breast health are available for patient and family use. A computer with Internet access provides suggestions of helpful sites to search for the most current breast-health information.
The St. Mary Breast Center also offers Next Profiler, a decision-making tool created by the American Cancer Society, which allows patients to become better informed about various treatment options.
Located in St. Mary Medical Center's Outpatient Care Facility with easy access from the parking garage, the St. Mary Breast Center has consolidated services to make all aspects of breast health evaluation - medical, educational, psychosocial, and support - available in one convenient location.
The St. Mary Breast Center offers a full array of services and state-of-the-art technology for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment, including:
- Digital Mammography
- Computer-Aided Detection (CAD)
- Breast Ultrasound
- Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Breast IMRT
- Bone Densitometry
- Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
- Stereotactic Biopsy
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Breast Localization Procedure
- Partial Breast Radiation Therapy
- Hypofractionated Breast Radiation Therapy
St. Mary Breast Center
To save time before your mammography or bone scan appointment, please bring the appropriate completed form with you to your appointment. Please call 215-710-2208 to schedule. Thank you.