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Breast Health Care

Breast Health Care

The highest quality of breast care is right here in our community. Our top-quality breast health services are available in Whittier, Hacienda Heights and Downey. PIH Health offers the latest advancements in technology and a skilled, compassionate team of healthcare professionals dedicated to early diagnosis. We offer comprehensive breast imaging and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures to meet all your breast health needs.

Early Detection Means Better Outcomes

Annual screening mammograms can detect cancer early — when it is most treatable. Screening mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment associated with advanced cancers and improve chances of breast conservation. Current guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40, even if they have no symptoms or family history of breast cancer.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

PIH Health Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Health Center in Whittier is one of only 10% of breast imaging facilities in the U.S. to receive the prestigious designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) from the American College of Radiology. This designation is awarded to facilities that achieve high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

We are fully accredited in:

  • Mammography (all digital)
  • 3D digital mammography (also known as tomosynthesis). Watch a video to see how 3D mammography saves lives.
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Ultrasound, Stereotactic and MRI-guided breast biopsy

The PIH Health Breast Center also received accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This accreditation is only given to breast centers that provide the highest level of quality breast care and demonstrate a firm commitment to offering patients significant advantages in their battle against breast disease.

The Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Health Center offers 3D mammography (also known as tomosynthesis) which creates a three-dimensional rendering of the breast and provides greater visibility for the radiologist to see the tissues like never before. Recent studies show that 3D mammography results in greater accuracy, earlier breast cancer detection and a decrease in biopsies and recall rates.

These high standards— combined with the latest technology in the hands of highly trained experts—mean you can feel confident that you’re receiving the best possible care.

Our Team

We know early detection of breast cancer offers our patients the greatest chances for survival, so PIH Health employs an outstanding team of highly trained, dedicated breast radiologists who are experts in detecting breast cancers. Our staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of breast health and committed to providing each patient with the highest quality of care.

See Lisa Wang MD discuss cancer screenings and treatment on American Health Journal:

Lisa Wang MD

Responsive, Coordinated Care

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, we’ll be with you every step of the way. The Breast Health Center provides dedicated nurse navigators who facilitate timely care for our breast cancer patients and will assist you through the entire treatment process. These specially trained registered nurse navigators work as your advocate to answer questions and assist with the coordination of care on a highly individualized basis.

Breast Cancer Treatment

You’ll be surrounded by caring doctors, nurses (including your nurse navigator) and countless other professionals all focused on getting you well. You’ll benefit from the exceptional cancer services of the Ruby L. Golleher Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. Every week, doctors from many specialties participate in cancer conferences to discuss each patient’s treatment plan and coordinate care.

Support & Education

Breast Health Care PatientThroughout your journey, you’ll find compassionate support from our team. Caring support groups are available on a regular basis for you and members of your family. You can also take advantage of related classes, events and educational opportunities.

The Breast Health Center partners with the American Cancer Society (ACS), which has an office at PIH Health Hospital - Whittier that offers a number of services, including:

  • The Look Good…Feel Better program
  • Transportation for qualified patients and their families
  • Support groups
  • Educational materials and resources

Learn about classes, events and support groups.

Our Mariposa Boutique, conveniently located in the Breast Health Center, provides a wide range of products and services for our patients and breast cancer survivors. They offer personalized advice, custom fittings and a variety of clothing and specialty items to help you look and feel your best.

Our online Health Library provides a number of breast health resources, including information about:

Other Resources

Contact Us

The general number for Mammography service is 562.906.5692. You may also call the offices directly.

PIH Health Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Health Center: 562.907.0667
Hacienda Heights (screening mammograms only): 626.964.6012
PIH Health Hospital - Downey, Radiology: 562.904.5555

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