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Diagnosing Breast Cancer

Asplundh Cancer Pavilion

Breast cancer diagnosis needs state-of-the-science capabilities. We have the latest technology and highly skilled specialists for the most accurate breast cancer evaluation.

Services at our exceptional, convenient breast imaging and diagnostic center include: digital mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy, and ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided breast biopsy.

A team of breast radiologists, breast surgeons and pathologists achieves a rapid diagnosis. Our “Fast Track Program” speeds scheduling for women needing to see a surgeon or undergo biopsy.

Tests to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Physical examination may detect breast lumps or changes. Further diagnostic testing includes: digital mammogram, ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET scans, breast biopsy, sentinel lymph node biopsy and tests to determine hormone sensitivity and HER2 status. We also provide consultations (second opinions) for patients originally diagnosed elsewhere.

Breast Center at Jefferson Health – Abington

The Mary T. Sachs Breast Center is devoted to breast imaging and diagnosis. The American College of Radiology (ACR) named it a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for its high standards in mammography, breast ultrasound and the latest biopsy methods.

Conveniently located at Jefferson Health – Willow Grove, the Breast Center has specialized interventional radiologists, an interdisciplinary team of experts and a “Fast Track Program” for quick appointments and referrals.

Mammography and other tests are also available at other Abington locations, including Jefferson Lansdale Hospital, Jefferson Health – Blue Bell and Jefferson Health – Warminster.

Women concerned about a test result or the need for a biopsy may contact the breast cancer nurse navigator, Kyrstin Ciao, BS, RN, OCN by email or phone at 215-481-3191.

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Breast Cancer Screenings

Free or low-cost breast cancer screenings are offered throughout the year as a community service. For a schedule of dates, contact Community Health Education at 215-481-2204.

Breast Cancer Genetic Counseling

Free risk assessment and counseling for those concerned about breast cancer in their family; also for ovarian, colorectal and uterine cancers. Contact the nurse genetic counselor at 215-481-2715 for more information.

Breast Cancer