Breast Cancer

At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, patients come first. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may feel overwhelmed and anxious about the next steps in your care. Here, you will have access to the most innovative breast cancer care and treatment techniques in western Pennsylvania, including clinical trials.

Our team of experts is dedicated to making you well. We work with you to get an accurate diagnosis and to create an effective strategy for your treatment. We are here for you, from your first meeting with us through treatment and recovery.

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Innovative breast cancer care at AHN

We provide care that’s as minimally invasive as possible, so you can feel better faster. We also preserve as much breast tissue as we can. In fact, in many cases, our physicians have prevented mastectomy in patients who faced a recurrence of breast cancer.

Our breast cancer program offers a range of personalized treatment options, including clinical trials. Our approach to care includes robust support services such as support groups, palliative care, and cancer genetics. This attention ensures you are getting effective treatment while living the best quality of life. Learn more about why people choose us for breast cancer treatment.

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Expert, precise breast cancer diagnosis

We use sophisticated tests to detect if breast cancer is present. We then determine the stage of the cancer, which refers to how severe the cancer is and if it has spread. An accurate diagnosis ensures that we create a treatment plan that best meets your needs. Find out more about our approach to breast cancer diagnosis.

Personalized breast cancer treatment

We work with every patient to find the most effective treatment solution. We offer a wide range of options, so we can determine the one that is right for you. You have access to expertise from a variety of specialists who work together to review each case.

The Cancer Institute offers leading-edge treatment for breast cancer that includes:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Reconstructive surgery

And our expertise extends beyond these life-saving treatments. AHN specialists lead the NSABP Foundation, the world’s preeminent breast cancer research program. It’s one of the largest focusing on breast cancer clinical trials.

You can be a part of these important research studies without the stress of traveling. Find out more about our approach to breast cancer treatment.

Contact us

Call the AHN Cancer Help Line anytime at (412) NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to schedule a cancer-related appointment or to just talk with our nurses about diagnoses, treatments, and side effects.


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