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Breast Center – Patient Education and Resources

Breast Center – Patient Education and Resources

Our support services are intended to help both our patients and their families and caregivers.

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For questions about our patient support resources, please call us at
717-531-5867

From support groups to patient libraries and alternative therapies, the Breast Center provides resources at every step of your journey. 

 

Ask Us Anything About (AUAA)…Breast Cancer

Dr. Daleela Dodge, Breast Surgeon at Penn State Health, shares breast cancer insights in a Facebook Live interview.

Meet Millie, a breast cancer survivor

Meet Millie, a patient at the Breast Center. Millie, her caregivers, and her support team talk about diagnoses, treatment options, and the decisions they made.

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.

Breast Cancer Support Group: Moving Forward

Join us in an informal setting where you can meet other women diagnosed with breast cancer. Share advice from your own experience, receive support, and give strength to each other during and after cancer treatment. Family and significant others are welcome to attend the group.  

Dates: Second Monday of every month

Times: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Breast Care Center
30 Hope Dr., Room 1710 A & B
Hershey, PA

Registration: Please call 717-531-7492

Cost: No charge

More info: Please contact Nichole Cook at 717-531-7942 or ncook@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or Lynn Fantom at 717-531-7492 or lfantom@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

CLIMB (a support group for children) 

Our support group for children meets on a quarterly basis, with four consecutive sessions. Learn more about CLIMB.

Preregistration is required.

To register, or for more information, please contact Nichole Cook at 717-531-7942 or ncook@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

FORCE (a support group for BRCA gene mutation carriers)

Wherever you are in the process of determining your cancer risk or risk management options, you are not alone. FORCE provides information, support, awareness, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.

For more information, please contact 717-531-1631.

Pink Ribbon Pilates Program at the University Physician Center

The Pink Ribbon Pilates Program is a therapeutic exercise program designed for patients after breast cancer surgery. It works in conjunction with your doctor’s recommendations for an exercise program. It helps strengthen the shoulders, chest, back and abdominal muscles, allowing you to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. 

For more information, please contact Jennifer Price at jprice2@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-7075.

In addition to our formal groups and classes, we also offer additional programs, therapies, and access to specialists. 

Our support services include:

  • A patient resource library 
  • Physical and occupational therapy 
  • Integrative holistic medicine specialists 
  • Lymphedema specialists
  • Social workers

We also participate in:

To access these resources, please contact your nurse coordinator.

Breast screening recommendations

Penn State Health Children's Hospital
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute
Penn State University