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Asplundh Cancer Pavilion

Our cancer support services help you cope with the physical, psychological, social and spiritual issues that may accompany breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Breast Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment

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.

Breast Prostheses

Abington Hospital is partnering with Knitted Knockers, a non-profit organization which provides free hand knitted breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures affecting the shape of the breast. These prostheses are soft and comfortable and can be placed in a regular bra. They can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and are adapted for those going through reconstruction by removing some of the stuffing. For more information or to obtain yours, please call 215-481-3191.

Cancer Rehabilitation Services

Physical therapy can improve flexibility and strength after surgery. Lymphedema program treats swelling related to lymph node damage or removal. Specially trained therapists offer manual lymph drainage and extremity bandaging. Cancer-related fatigue program with physical therapists and exercise physiologists helps restore energy, regain daily activities. Call 215-481-2160.

Image Recovery Center

The Image Recovery Center at the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion brings the amenities of a luxury spa to patients interested in restoring their appearance before, during and after the side effects of cancer treatment. Services include: post-treatment head shaving; skin, make-up and wig consultations; oncology massage therapy; lymphedema treatment; and more.

Navigating Your Breast Cancer

Experience Whether you are newly diagnosed or in treatment, the breast cancer nurse navigator, Kyrstin Ciao, RN, MSN, OCN, provides help and support. You may email Kyrstin or call her at 215-481-3191.

Honored for Cancer Expertise

The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer awarded Abington's program the  Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012 and 2015, one of only eight programs nationwide to earn this award two survey cycles in a row.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2012

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2015

Call for a Cancer Physician or Navigator

215-481-4000