News and Updates

Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care

Comprehensive Breast Cancer

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What Does a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Mean to You?

For the thousands of American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, it means uncertainty. Patients ask many questions: "What's my prognosis? Where will I be treated? Who will be my doctor?”


Breast Cancer Support and Awareness Seminars at the Kennedy Cancer Center

Mammograms and Ultrasounds: What Do They See?                                                    

Rebecca Sahlman, MD

Board Certified Breast Radiologist

Kennedy’s “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence”

November 2, 2016  7:00 pm


Kennedy Health Joins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson

Read more: sidney cancer lockup webKennedy Health’s Cancer Center became a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson on July 1st. The Kennedy Cancer Center provides a full array of diagnostic and treatment services – including radiation oncology, medical oncology, diagnostic imaging and a comprehensive breast care program – all in one convenient location.


Kennedy Hosts ‘Eating Well During Cancer Treatment’ Community Program

Read more: cancer dietJoin Kennedy Health registered dietitian/nutritionist Stephanie Biggs Friday, Feb. 26, from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. at the Kennedy Cancer Center (900 Medical Center Drive, Suite 207) to learn how and what to eat to increase your strength and maintain your weight during cancer treatment. The program will provide tips about making healthy food choices and how those choices can help you feel better and speed up recovery. 


Low-dose CT lung screenings now reimbursed by CMS and Insurances

Read more: Lung Cancer Screening 2Lung cancer is one of the top-four deadliest cancers, but can be treated and cured when detected at an early stage.  Until recently, routine lung cancer screenings were not performed and many diagnosed with lung cancer faced a dismal survival rate.


Key Patient Contacts

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Appointment scheduling and treatment navigation.
Susan Saporito, RN, BSN, OCN 

Abigale Hassel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C - Social Worker
Patient support and information.

Lung Cancer Screening Program Coordinators
Lisa Mick, RN and Brenda Gorman

Cancer Center Accreditations

Commission on Cancer, ACR, NAPBC, Screening Center of Excellence

Upcoming Classes

Hope & Healing Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club - Tuesdays 09-06-16 thru 12-13-16 - 01/04/2016
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.



HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - Fridays 09-02-16 thru 12-16-16 - 09/02/2016
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.