Breast Health Services

Crozer-Keystone Health System's board-certified physicians are dedicated to the detection and timely treatment of breast disease and breast cancer. We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for the following breast concerns:

  • Breast lumps
  • Breast cancer
  • Abnormal mammogram and ultrasound findings
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Other risk factors for breast cancer

Request an Appointment

Crozer-Keystone offers breast health services at two convenient locations in Delaware County:

Crozer-Chester Medical Center

One Medical Center Blvd.
Upland, PA  19014

For an appointment with a Crozer-Chester Medical Center Breast Health specialist, call 1-866-695-HOPE (1-866-695-4673) or fill out and submit our secure online Appointment Request Form.

Delaware County Memorial Hospital

501 North Lansdowne Ave.
Drexel Hill, PA  19026

Schedule appointment with a physician: 610-394-1840

Schedule appointment for a mammogram during normal business hours: 610-284-8985

Schedule appointment for a mammogram 24/7: 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729) or use our secure Appointment Request Form.

We also offer breast health imaging services at Taylor Hospital, Springfield Hospital, Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake and Media Medical Imaging.

Comprehensive Services

Led by our board-certified physicians, Crozer-Keystone's breast health services provide a range of services and advanced technologies to prevent, detect and fight cancer.

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer have easy access to on-site state-of-the-art surgical, radiation therapy services and medical oncology services provided by physicians specially trained in the treatment of breast cancer. Our breast surgeons take a team approach to work closely with these physicians to provide a personalized plan of care.

We offer the following diagnostic and treatment options:

  • Diagnostic medical imaging
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Diagnostic Medical Imaging Services

Most breast problems are not cause for alarm. However, when a woman finds a lump or has an abnormal mammogram, she wants to be seen by a specialist right away. Crozer-Keystone offers the following diagnostic imaging services:

To schedule an appointment for a medical imaging service at any Crozer-Keystone site, call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729) or access, complete and submit our secure Appointment Request Form for imaging services.

Medical Oncology

Medical oncologists are involved in the care of most cancer patients, working closely with primary care physicians and other cancer specialists to provide primary cancer treatment, continuous follow-up, consultations, and help to create plans for cancer management.

Our medical oncologists use chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapy,  including targeted therapy and the use of growth inhibitors) to treat cancer.

If cancer is detected in your biopsy, your care will be transferred to the experienced team of physicians and medical professionals at the Crozer Regional Cancer Center or the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center. Our cancer care teams offers comprehensive services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support care of patients.

The Crozer Regional Cancer Center has been approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Teaching Hospital. It is also certified by the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

Interventional Radiology

For women diagnosed with breast cancer who cannot undergo invasive surgery, noninsvasive interventional radiology may be an option for them. Crozer-Keystone's expert team of interventional radiologists offer the following non-surgical treatments for breast cancer.

Radiofrequency Ablation

For cancerous tumors, radiofrequency ablation offers a nonsurgical, localized treatment that kills the tumor cells with heat, while sparing the healthy breast tissue. Side effects of this treatment are minimal and most people can resume their usual activities in a few days.

In this procedure, interventional radiologists use imaging to guide a small needle through the skin into the tumor. From the tip of the needle, radiofrequency energy is transmitted into the target tissue, where it produces heat and kills the tumor. Most patients experienced mild to moderate discomfort during treatment. Following the procedure, the dead tumor tissue shrinks and slowly forms an internal scar. There is no scar from this procedure.

Cryoablation

During cryoablation, energy is delivered directly into the tumor by a probe that is inserted through the skin. Cryoablation uses an extremely cold gas to freeze the tumor. The "ice ball" that is created around the needle grows in size and destroys the frozen tumor cells.

Radiation Oncology

Our radiation oncologists and their teams are skilled in both standard and advanced radiation therapy techniques, which can be used alone or in combination with other treatments.

The exact type of radiation used is determined by the cancer’s location, type, stage and treatment parameters. We offer both external beam therapies, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and internal radiation therapy, such as high- or low-dose-rate brachytherapy.

In addition, our radiation oncologists treat patients at Philadelphia CyberKnife in Havertown, the region’s most experienced robotic radiosurgery center.   

Surgical Oncology

A surgical biopsy is often required to determine whether or not a person has breast cancer, and surgery is often the means by which a tumor is removed.

We are proud to offer the latest advanced cancer care procedures and technologies, such as minimally invasive surgeries, sentinel lymph node mapping, neuronavigation, cryoablation and the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System (located at Crozer-Chester Medical Center).

Patient and Family Support Services

Patients and their families who come to Crozer-Keystone Health System for breast services receive treatment for both the body and mind. Our cancer centers offers many services and programs designed to enhance the lives of patients during treatment and rehabilitation. These include:

Breast Health Navigators

As part of its commitment to providing the best possible care for patients, Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital offer Breast Health Navigators to patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Crozer: Maria Malloy, R.N., B.S.N., OCN, is available to provide patients with education, support and resources as well as to help them to overcome any barriers that may prevent them from getting the services they need. For more information, call 610-579-3601 or email Maria at maria.malloy@corzer.org.

DCMH: Alicia McCann, R.N. is available to provide patients with education, support and resources, as well as to help them overcome any barriers that may prevent them from getting the services they need. For more information, please call 610-284-8287 or email Alicia at alicia.mccann@crozer.org.

These services are complimentary - there is no charge to patients or their insurance carriers.

Genetic Counseling

Crozer-Keystone offers genetic counseling to help evaluate patients' cancer risk and help them develop a strategy for decreasing their chances of being affected by cancer.

HealthyWoman Project

The HealthyWoman Project of the Pennsylvania Department of Health provides free exams for qualifying women who are uninsured or underinsured, including:

  • Mammograms
  • Breast exams
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Education on breast self-exam
  • Follow-up diagnostic care for an abnormal result
For more information, call 610-284-8112 and/or visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health's HealthyWoman site, which includes eligibility requirements.

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