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Breast Health Services

Breast Health ServicesCrozer-Keystone Health System's board-certified physicians are dedicated to the detection and timely treatment of breast disease and breast cancer. We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for the following breast concerns:

  • Breast lumps
  • Breast cancer
  • Abnormal mammogram and ultrasound findings
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Other risk factors for breast cancer

Comprehensive Services

Led by our board-certified physicians, Crozer-Keystone's breast health services provide a range of services and advanced technologies to prevent, detect and fight cancer.

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer have easy access to on-site state-of-the-art surgical, radiation therapy services and medical oncology services provided by physicians specially trained in the treatment of breast cancer. Our breast surgeons take a team approach to work closely with these physicians to provide a personalized plan of care.

We offer the following diagnostic and treatment options:

Breast Imaging Services

Most breast problems are not cause for alarm. However, when a woman finds a lump or has an abnormal mammogram, she wants to be seen by a specialist right away. Crozer-Keystone offers the following diagnostic imaging services:

  • 3D Mammography
  • Digital Mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Needle Localization with Sentinel Node Mapping
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

To schedule an appointment for a medical imaging service at any Crozer-Keystone site, call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729) or access, complete and submit our secure Appointment Request Form for imaging services.

Don't Have Insurance?

Thanks to a generous grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Crozer-Keystone Health System offers free screening and diagnostic mammograms to women who do not have insurance or whose insurance may not cover these tests.

Medical Oncology

Medical oncologists are involved in the care of most cancer patients, working closely with primary care physicians and other cancer specialists to provide primary cancer treatment, continuous follow-up, consultations, and help to create plans for cancer management.

Our medical oncologists use chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapy, including targeted therapy and the use of growth inhibitors) to treat cancer.

If cancer is detected in your biopsy, your care will be transferred to the experienced team of physicians and medical professionals at one of our Regional Cancer Centers. Our cancer care teams offers comprehensive services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support care of patients.

The Crozer Regional Cancer Center has been approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Teaching Hospital. It is also certified by the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

Interventional Radiology

For women diagnosed with breast cancer who cannot undergo invasive surgery, noninsvasive interventional radiology may be an option for them. Crozer-Keystone's expert team of interventional radiologists offer the following non-surgical treatments for breast cancer.

For cancerous tumors, radiofrequency ablation offers a nonsurgical, localized treatment that kills the tumor cells with heat, while sparing the healthy breast tissue. Side effects of this treatment are minimal and most people can resume their usual activities in a few days.

In this procedure, interventional radiologists use imaging to guide a small needle through the skin into the tumor. From the tip of the needle, radiofrequency energy is transmitted into the target tissue, where it produces heat and kills the tumor. Most patients experienced mild to moderate discomfort during treatment. Following the procedure, the dead tumor tissue shrinks and slowly forms an internal scar. There is no scar from this procedure.

Radiation Oncology

Our radiation oncologists and their teams are skilled in both standard and advanced radiation therapy techniques, which can be used alone or in combination with other treatments.

The exact type of radiation used is determined by the cancer’s location, type, stage and treatment parameters. We offer both external beam therapies, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and internal radiation therapy, such as high- or low-dose-rate brachytherapy.

In addition, our radiation oncologists treat patients at in Havertown, the region’s most experienced robotic radiosurgery center.

Surgical Oncology

A surgical biopsy is often required to determine whether or not a person has breast cancer, and surgery is often the means by which a tumor is removed.

We are proud to offer the latest advanced cancer care procedures and technologies, such as minimally invasive surgeries, sentinel lymph node mapping, neuronavigation, cryoablation and the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System (located at Crozer-Chester Medical Center).

Breast Reconstruction

With advances in breast reconstruction surgery, many women undergoing breast removal (mastectomy) choose to have their breast(s) rebuilt. Breast reconstruction involves creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast.

The goal of reconstructive surgery is to create a breast mound that matches the opposite breast and to achieve symmetry. If both breasts have been removed, the goal of breast reconstructive surgery is to create both breast mounds about the size of the patient's natural breasts.

Patient and Family Support Services

Patients and their families who come to Crozer-Keystone Health System for breast services receive treatment for both the body and mind. Our cancer centers offers many services and programs designed to enhance the lives of patients during treatment and rehabilitation. These include:

Breast Health Navigators

As part of its commitment to providing the best possible care for patients, Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital offer Breast Health Navigators to patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Alicia McCann, R.N. is available to provide patients with education, support and resources, as well as to help them overcome any barriers that may prevent them from getting the services they need. For more information, please call 610-284-8287 or email Alicia at [email protected]

These services are complimentary - there is no charge to patients or their insurance carriers.

Genetic Counseling

Crozer-Keystone offers genetic counseling to help evaluate patients' cancer risk and help them develop a strategy for decreasing their chances of being affected by cancer.

HealthyWoman Project

The HealthyWoman Project of the Pennsylvania Department of Health provides free exams for qualifying women who are uninsured or underinsured, including:

  • Mammograms
  • Breast exams
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Education on breast self-exam
  • Follow-up diagnostic care for an abnormal result

For more information, call 610-284-8112 and/or visit the , which includes eligibility requirements.

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