Breast Cancer:

Expert Care at WellSpan

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It’s estimated that 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer within her lifetime. In 2016, approximately 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the US. When breast cancer is found early, the 5-year survival rate is almost 100 percent. That’s why leading-edge screening technology that allows for better, more accurate detection is critical.

WellSpan provides a full array of programs and services to help women keep up with issues impacting their breast health.

Prevention & Diagnostic Services

  • Screening services
  • Mammography (3D & traditional 2D)
  • Ultrasound
  • Core biopsy
  • Excisional biopsy (removing lump)
  • Pathology (reviewing test results)

Treatment Services

  • Medical oncology (chemotherapy)
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgery
  • Lymphedema management
  • Proton therapy (in collaboration with Maryland Proton Treatment Center)

Cancer Care at WellSpan Health

Facts about breast cancer in the United States

  • There are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

  • Men can get breast cancer, too. The risk for male breast cancer is 1 in 1,000 compared to 1 in 8 for women.

  • There has been a 39 percent drop in female breast cancer deaths from 1989 to 2015 thanks to earlier detection and more effective treatments.

Breast Cancer Services

WellSpan Cancer Centers

WellSpan Health offers our region the most extensive network of community-based cancer centers, bringing a coordinated approach to meeting your physical, emotional, financial and social needs. Our centers are conveniently located in Ephrata, Gettysburg, Hanover, Lebanon and York.

Now, through a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, WellSpan Cancer Centers are working with one of the nation’s leaders in research and innovation to help you fight cancer.


Collaboration Benefits

This collaboration brings the following benefits to individuals living with cancer across central Pennsylvania:

  • Expanded access to clinical trials

  • Coordinated referrals to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center for rare and complex cases that require advanced treatment technologies


For WellSpan oncology specialists, the collaboration offers:

  • Second opinion services from Johns Hopkins specialists who frequently treat the most complex cases

  • Access to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s innovative clinical protocols and educational offerings

Why Choose WellSpan Cancer Centers?

Convenience

  • WellSpan's community cancer centers allow area residents to receive comprehensive, leading-edge treatment right in their own community, without the need to travel long distances.

A focus on the whole person and all aspects of cancer

  • WellSpan cancer specialists address patients' physical needs through advanced treatment protocols and services in radiation, medical, surgical and gynecologic oncology, pain management, pulmonary medicine, rehabilitation, genetic testing and nutrition.

  • Emotional, financial and social needs are addressed through support services and groups, including pastoral care, home care and psychiatric services. A nurse navigator guides patients through the process and can assist with support services.

  • Because we know the financial impact that cancer can have on our patients lives, we offer financial counseling services and Cancer Patient Help Funds, which help patients pay for living expenses while undergoing treatment.

Close collaboration among cancer specialists and primary care physicians

  • WellSpan specialists in medical, surgical, gynecologic and radiation oncology and pulmonary medicine collaborate and plan treatment for patients who receive care in our centers.

  • Thanks to a sophisticated, integrated electronic health record, our oncology specialists closely coordinate care with our patients' primary care physicians.

To find a WellSpan Cancer Specialist, call:

460 N. Reading Rd.
Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 721-4840

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40 V-Twin Dr.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 339-2640

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844 Tuck St.
Lebanon, PA 17042

(717) 270-2238

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773 Cherry Tree Ct.
Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 633-9573

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A joint venture of WellSpan and UPMC Pinnacle Hanover Hospital

25 Monument Rd.
York, PA 17403

(717) 741-8100

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Meet Our Cancer Specialists

GENERAL AND PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEONS

Timothy McKee, MD

Gettysburg

Breast surgeons remove part or all of the breast(s) of patients who are either suspected of having cancer (for diagnostic purposes) or who have cancer.

Hooman Soltanian, MD

York

William Piepgrass, MD

Ephrata

Barbara Klatchko, MD

Lebanon

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Radiation oncologists specialize in treating cancer through radiation therapy. The oncologist selects the most effective radiation technique, for each particular patient, to destroy abnormal (cancer) cells while sparing the normal surrounding tissue.

Gregory Fortier, MD

York

Lesley Hughes, MD

Ephrata

Whoon Jong Kil, MD

Chambersburg, Gettysburg

Amit Shah, MD

York

Reena Pramanik, DO

York

Robena Medbery, MD

Lebanon

Ori Shokek, MD

York

Michael Watson, MD

Hanover

Ato Wright, MD

Chambersburg, Gettysburg

Sherif Yacoub, MD

Gettysburg

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

Medical oncologists specialize in diagnosing cancer and treating it with medicine, drugs which include chemotherapy, biologic and immune therapies and hormones. A medical oncologist designs and coordinates treatment plans.

Giridhar Adiga, MD

Ephrata

Ikechukwu Akunyili, MD

Gettysburg

Neenos Al-Noor, MD

Lebanon

Karla Ludwig, MD

Lebanon

Mohammad Khan, MD

Lebanon

Cheryl Gardner, DO

Ephrata

Ruben Perez, MD

Lebanon

Uzoma Nwakuche, MD

Gettysburg

Sabrina Martyr, MD

Hanover

Robert Rice, MD

Gettysburg, Hanover

Medical oncology services in York are provided by Cancer Care Associates of York.

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Surgical oncologists remove non-cancerous tissue for patients with high risk of cancer in the future; remove areas of suspicious tissue for testing and evaluation for cancer; and remove and destroy tissue determined to be cancerous.

Dennis Johnson, MD

York

Steven Pandelidis, MD

York

Jillian Smith, MD

York

Benjamin Smith, MD

Gettysburg

Felice Moody, MD

Ephrata

Aparajit Naram, MD

York