Services for Individuals Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the Comprehensive Breast Center
offers numerous support services to get you through this difficult
Psychosocial Support: A dedicated oncology
social worker is available to help patients and their families
cope with a cancer diagnosis. We offer group and individual
counseling, patient and family support groups, and community
Lymphedema Management Program: Lymphedema is a
condition in which extra lymph fluid builds up in tissues and
causes swelling. It may occur in an arm or leg if lymph vessels
are blocked, damaged or removed by surgery. Specially trained
therapists offer rehabilitation and symptom control to help with
this sometimes painful condition.
Free Wig Consultations: We offer personalized
wig fittings and other alternatives for women who are
experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment.
Pain and Symptom Management: Oncology-certified
nurses work in coordination with the cancer treatment team to
help patients effectively manage symptoms and their pain.
Educational Programs: Our expert clinical team
offers programs throughout the year to the community on new
advances in prevention, detection and treatment of breast
Pallative Care Services: are available through
Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Treatment: The Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center
The Comprehensive Breast Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital is affiliated with
the Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center. Bryn
Mawr Hospital has a long-standing tradition of excellence in cancer
care. Our staff expertise includes board-certified physicians,
oncology-certified nurses, certified technicians, genetic counselors,
registered dietitians, rehabilitation specialists and a dedicated
oncology social worker.
The medical and surgical specialists at Bryn Mawr Hospital have been
pioneers in minimally invasive treatments and groundbreaking research.
Among our accomplishments, Bryn Mawr Hospital physicians were the first
in the region to perform immediate breast reconstruction after
mastectomy, allowing women to maintain a natural appearance of the
breast. Our surgeons have also been actively involved in the
investigation of sentinel lymph node (SNL) biopsy, a procedure that
reduces the need for more extensive surgery. A sophisticated radiation
oncology center provides intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT),
brachytherapy and other cutting-edge treatments.
Our Community Clinical Oncology Program is one of only 50 cancer
research programs in the country designated by the National Cancer
Institute, allowing individuals access to national and international
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.