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Women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer, and a mammogram - which takes only about 20 minutes - may help detect the disease in its earliest and most curable stage.

We want to remind women of all ages that in addition to staying current with your mammograms, taking a few minutes to do a breast self-exam a minimum of once a month can make a lifetime of difference. With early detection, the five-year survival rate is 96 percent. If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor.

An Early Breast Cancer Detection Plan should include:

  • Beginning at age 20: Performing breast self-exams and looking for any signs of change.

  • Age 20-39: Scheduling clinical breast exams every three years.

  • By the age of 40: Having a baseline mammogram and annual clinical breast exams.

  • Ages 40 to 49: Having a mammogram every one to two years depending on previous findings.

  • Age 50 and older: Having a mammogram every year.

  • All ages: Recording personal exams, mammograms and doctors’ appointments on a calendar or in a detailed file. Maintaining a healthy weight, following a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, and reducing alcohol consumption.
    (Source: www.nationalbreastcancer.org.)

West Penn Allegheny Health System offers multidisciplinary, patient-focused programs dedicated to providing complete breast health services in comfortable environments. Using advanced technologies, our breast care centers provide imaging and diagnostic procedures at sites conveniently located throughout Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities.

Our Locations

The Allegheny General Breast Center
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Allegheny Valley Hospital
1301 Carlisle Street
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
The Allegheny General Mammography Center at Century III
2027 Lebanon Church Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Allegheny Valley Radiological Imaging
2801 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Allegheny Imaging of McCandless
9335 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Canonsburg Hospital Mammography Center
100 Medical Boulevard
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Allegheny Imaging at Robinson
133 Church Hill Road
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
West Penn Hospital Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center
4815 Liberty Avenue
Mellon Pavilion, Suite 143
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Allegheny General Hospital –
Suburban Campus

Mammography Department
100 South Jackson Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Forbes Hospital
2570 Haymaker Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Ambulatory Care Center
651 Fourth Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068

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