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Breast Cancer Care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Several forms of cancer affect the breast. Breast cancer can be invasive or noninvasive. And, it can affect one or more parts of the breast or nearby structures.

Like all cancers, breast cancer can spread to other parts of the body.

Because both men and women are born with breast tissue, this disease can affect anyone.

Breast cancer is somewhat common in the United States. The invasive form affects about 12 percent of U.S. women.

Why Choose UPMC for Breast Cancer Treatment?

The breast cancer experts at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provide state-of-the-art care for every form of breast cancer at every stage of disease.

Our surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists work with your primary care doctor to plan the best course of therapy for you.

We're also sensitive to your wishes and needs. Our approach to breast cancer care honors your preferences by blending advanced clinical methods with support services for the best possible results.

Each person is unique. That's why we tailor treatment to meet your specific needs.

And, we offer options to take part in breast cancer clinical trials.

Clinical trials are a vital part of comprehensive cancer care, giving you access to the latest advances in:

We reassess your health status on a regular basis to integrate clinical trials into your treatment plan when possible.

Contact Us About Breast Cancer

To learn more about Breast Cancer or to make an appointment, you can:

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Types of Breast Cancer

Ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. Lobular carcinoma is more common to affect both breasts than other types of cancers.

Read about the types of breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer Screenings and Exams

Annual mammograms are a safe and effective first step to detecting breast cancer. Other breast cancer screenings include clinical breast exams and self-exams.

Read more about breast cancer screenings.
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Breast Cancer Treatment Program

The Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art treatments and therapies. We care for both men and women with breast cancers throughout all phases of their disease.

Learn more about the Breast Cancer Treatment Program.
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Treatments for Breast Cancer

Our oncologists offer a full range of breast cancer treatments, including:

Find breast cancer treatment options.
UPMC on the Cutting Edge of Breast Cancer Treatment in Pittsburgh

UPMC on the Cutting Edge of Breast Cancer Treatment in Pittsburgh

The Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program has decades of experience in breast cancer treatment

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