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Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Services

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provides many cancer risk reduction and early detection services.

Found on the ground floor of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the Ladies Hospital Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania Prevention and Early Detection Center (PEDC) offers many services for free as part of active research projects.

Cancer Risk Assessment

During your visit, the PEDC staff will discuss cancer risk and review the current cancer screening guidelines with you.

These include:

*This is a clinical breast exam. If you need a mammogram, we can help you schedule one. We'll also help you obtain a voucher for a free mammogram if you qualify and don't have health insurance.

The staff may suggest other cancer screenings — such as a colonoscopy — based on your:

  • Age.
  • Family history.
  • Gender.
  • Physical exam.

We can also refer you to other medical resources, as needed.

Other Cancer Detection and Prevention Services

The PEDC also offers:

To make an appointment for cancer prevention and risk reduction services, call the PEDC at 412-647-1809.

Cancer education

To schedule a staff member to speak at your institution about cancer risks and current screening guidelines, call the Office of Health Equity, Education, and Advocacy at 412-623-1266.