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Dec. 3, 2010 | Volume 21, No. 12

Magee opens breast cancer survivorship center

The newly instituted Breast Cancer LiveWell Survivorship Center of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC provides an ideal opportunity for women or their physicians to find specialized expertise on important breast cancer survivor-related topics such as:

  • • surveillance for breast cancer recurrence
    • prevention and management of the short- and long-term effects of treatment (such as bone health, cardiovascular health, hot flashes, lymphedema, night sweats, neuropathy, sexuality/libido)
    • lifestyle (nutrition, physical activity)
    • adjustment to life after cancer
    • coordination of care
    • access to comprehensive and relevant research studies

Our medical oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, and nutritionists are available to provide consultative and/or follow- up care to all breast cancer survivors who have completed all their therapies or to those who undergo long-term hormonal deprivation therapy. The center will maintain close contact with the survivor’s current health care providers to assure continuity of care. For more information or assistance, call 412-641-4530.



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