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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.

Contact us

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 the American Cancer Society Program: Look Good Feel Better 

To access these resources, please contact your nurse coordinator.

Breast screening recommendations

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.

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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