​Breast Health Services at UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital

Dedication to breast health is a key extension of the full approach to care at UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital. Our Comprehensive Breast Health Program provides an entire network of health resources for prevention, detection, and treatment in every area of breast health. Caring for women for life means trusted experience in every stage of a woman’s life.


Our Breast Health Program is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers through the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers that voluntarily commit to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. NAPBC accreditation provides value across all domains of care, including access to care and service, patient satisfaction and well-being, and quality of cancer care.

Breast Imaging

In addition, UPMC Hamot Women’s Imaging has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This designation is given to imaging centers that meet all requirements in a full range of breast imaging services.
Some of the breast imaging services offered at UPMC Hamot include:
  • Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
  • Full-field digital mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Stereotatic, ultrasound, and MRI-guided breast biopsies

Early Detection is Key

At UPMC Hamot, we believe in encouraging education and understanding about breast health through various community outreach events. Breast self-awareness provides women with the information they need. The right knowledge can empower a woman of any age to take potentially life-saving action.

Meeting Your Personal Needs

Regardless of the severity of your breast cancer, the UPMC Hamot Breast Health Program dedicates resources and professionals to every aspect of your treatment, recovery, and survivorship. We also offer additional services that help patients and families through the process.

Some of these therapeutic and psychological services for breast cancer include:

  • Lymphedema specialists
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Palliative care
  • Programs, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, such as:

If you have questions or concerns regarding your breast health, we encourage you to talk to your physician or health care provider. You can also reach our helpful nurse navigators at 814-877-3900.

Additional Breast Health Information

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