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Breast Center

Make an appointment at the Breast Center at Penn State Hershey Medical

To schedule an appointment, sign in to My Penn State Hershey Health or call
800-243-1455.

One in eight women develop breast cancer

The right care makes a difference

Our goal is to save lives through early detection, state of the art imaging and cancer therapies. At Penn State Breast Center, we’re dedicated to serving you—our number one priority—and your family. We provide breast health support, education, and coordination of services for women of all ages and their families. Our multidisciplinary center provides advanced testing and treatment for benign and malignant breast disease.

Eight Reasons why you can trust us with your breast care

  1. Confidence. Our Penn State Health Radiologists, who read your mammogram, are specialized and dedicated to breast imaging; part of a comprehensive team working together to prevent and treat breast cancer. It makes a difference.
  2. Caring, compassionate staff. The technologists performing your mammogram are specialized and attend to your individual needs. It makes a difference
  3. Early detection for better outcomes. Tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is available to detect even more cancers before they are big enough to be felt on a physical breast exam. It makes a difference.
  4. State of the art. We offer automated whole breast ultrasound and breast MRI. These ground breaking imaging can better detect more cancers in certain groups of women. It makes a difference.
  5. Convenient and comprehensive. Same day results. If additional imaging is necessary after screening, we complete all needed evaluations in the same visit. It makes a difference.
  6. Proactive approach. For those suspected to be of high-risk, the Breast Center has a dedicated Risk Assessment Clinic to manage those special needs. It makes a difference.
  7. Community. With our Healthy Woman Program, we assist those who do not have health insurance through a partnership with the PA State Department of Health. It makes a difference.
  8. Research. We are a community of scientists and researchers that create knowledge for better breast health. It makes a difference.

Schedule your mammogram with us today!

Contact us

Breast Center
717-531- 5867
East Health Campus
30 Hope Dr.
Suite 1800, Entrance A
Hershey, PA  17033

Society of Breast Imaging: End the Confusion

Image of the cover of "End the Confusion" booklet

Learn more about breast imaging, and when and how often to seek breast cancer screening.

At the Breast Center, we put our patients first—always. Our nationally recognized physicians and our access to advanced treatment for breast disease and cancer set us apart.

We are proud to offer:

  • Digital screening and diagnostic mammography 
  • Digital breast tomosynthesis (known as 3D mammography) 
  • Dedicated breast MRI 
  • Breast ultrasound and automated whole breast ultrasound
  • Multimodality biopsy
  • Bone density testing
  • Integrative medicine
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Genetic counseling
  • Cancer risk assessment
  • Survivorship support

See more information on our patient care and treatment.

Meet Rena Kass, MD

A love for operating and the courage of her patients are what drive Rena Kass, MD, a board-certified breast surgeon who for nearly fifteen years has been part of the Penn State Hershey breast cancer team. As a surgeon, her goal is to make her patients cancer-free. 

Dr. Kass performs a high volume of lumpectomies and mastectomies with a desirable cosmetic outcome so that when looking in the mirror, patients don't have a constant reminder that they had breast cancer. Because of the academic medical center setting, Dr. Kass believes that patients treated here have an opportunity to become part of the cure, as the personal stories they share with the multidisciplinary team could potentially spark our research that one day leads to a cure. Meet Dr. Kass.

Meet Erin, a breast cancer survivor            

Erin, a patient at the Breast Cancer, had a high-risk family history and a diagnosis at age 33. Hear her success story.

See more videos featuring breast cancer survivors and other members of our breast cancer team.

 

News

Risks of breast implants

You may have heard recent media reports regarding breast implants and a rare form of cancer called Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, (BIA-ALCL). The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated information regarding BIA-ALCL and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is working closely with the FDA to monitor the disease. The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center wants its breast implant patients to be informed about BIA-ALCL and the FDA’s recommendations related to this disease.

Get FAQs, links to more resources, and contact information on this issue here.


New breast cancer screening guidelines

The American Cancer Society’s new breast cancer screening guidelines could cause many women to wonder when they should have their first mammogram. Learn more>>


Breast Center shirts are available for purchase

Front and back view of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center long sleeve shirt. Shirt is blue, with a quarter front zipper at the neckline. The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center logo appears with the words "Breast Center" underneath the logo.Breast Center long sleeve, ¼ inch zip shirts are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit patient and staff education and breast health awareness.

Prices and sizes

  • Women's – Small - XL: $30
  • Women's – 2XL: $32
  • Unisex – 2X and 3X: $32

Breast Center shirt order form

Shirts are always available at the Breast Center, 30 Hope Drive, Entrance B, Hershey, PA 17033.

Payment information

Accepted forms of payment are cash or checks ONLY. Checks made payable to PSCOM are accepted as payment. Debit and credit cards are not accepted.

For more information, contact Shanna Gillette at sgillette@pennstatehealth.psu.edu  or Chris Davidson at cdavidson1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

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