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Breast Cancer

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Primary Care

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Spirit of Women

Find out more about Geisinger Holy Spirit’s involvement in the Spirit of Women network.

Nationally Ranked Breast Surgery

Specialized operations for breast cancer and breast disease performed by a highly skilled surgical team.

A Team Dedicated to Your Care

At Geisinger Holy Spirit, a team of talented experts, including breast imaging radiologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, pathologists and breast care coordinators, provides breast cancer treatment based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.

Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

The latest surgical techniques are used to diagnose breast cancer, including stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided core biopsies. We also offer tumor marker testing and genetic testing.

Types of Breast Surgery

Our highly trained surgeons can perform the full range of oncoplastic surgeries, including:

  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Modified radical mastectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary dissection
  • Major duct excision

Breast Reconstruction

Post-surgery, talented plastic surgeons will expertly perform any breast reconstruction procedure needed.

The Importance of Early Intervention

Following the guidelines below can help in early detection and treatment of breast abnormalities.

Age 20:
Women should begin performing monthly breast self-exams to become familiar with the normal state of their breasts. Any changes should be reported to a health care provider.

Ages 25-40:
Women with average risk levels should have a clinical breast examination performed by their health care provider every 1 to 3 years.

Ages 40 and up:
Starting at age 40, women should have an annual breast examination and mammogram.

Our Providers

Geisinger Holy Spirit Breast Care Center provides comprehensive care and treatment in two locations that include:

  • State-of-the-art risk assessment and management program led by Angela Soto Hamlin, M.D., FACS
  • Diagnostic services, including minimally invasive, image-guided biopsies and surgical biopsies, digital mammography and breast ultrasound
  • Radiation therapy within Holy Spirit Cancer Center
  • Expert physical therapy, myofascial release and lymphedema therapy
  • CHICS support group for those maintaining breast health, being treated for breast cancer or other breast disease

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Geisinger Breast Care Center–Mechanicsburg or Geisinger Breast Care Center–Carlisle, call 717-737-4718.

Geisinger Holy Spirit General Surgery provides excellent care, including:

  • An office consultation scheduled with one of our surgeons within two days of diagnosis
  • Surgery performed within two weeks of diagnosis
  • Dedicated breast care coordinators in our office who guide patients and their families through this process

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Holy Spirit General Surgery–Camp Hill, call 717-761-7244 or for Holy Spirit General Surgery–Carlisle, call 717-249-1895.