At the Peninsula Breast Center, located at 804 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury, women can undergo everything from the latest 3D mammography to breast biopsy procedures to surgical consultations in one central location.  If you are over age 40, routine mammograms are important. To schedule your annual screening, call us at 410-543-7599.

State-of-the-art technology is used to aid in early detection, and with all specialists under one roof, the amount of time between exam and results is greatly reduced.

Those who are diagnosed with cancer benefit from a weekly Multidisciplinary Breast Conference -- the only one of its kind in the area. Here, experts from the major cancer disciplines -- including breast surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and reconstructive surgeons -- collaborate to recommend the best care plan for each patient.

Every step of the way, breast nurse navigators are there to help answer questions about your breast health. Contact a navigator for education or to help coordinate your breast health care. Our nurse navigators are:

 

GENETIC COUNSELING: The Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute and Mercy Medical Center work together to provide genetic counseling services on-site and via telemedicine in both Salisbury and Ocean Pines. Genetic counseling services are provided by certified genetic counselors. An information packet must be completed and returned before scheduling an appointment. The genetic counseling team reviews completed packets prior to your visit.

You may benefit from genetic counseling if any one of the following applies to you:

  • You or a close relative had cancer before age 50.
  • You have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age.
  • You or a close relative have the same or related cancer.
  • You are of Eastern European Jewish ancestry with a personal and/or family history of cancer.
  • You or a family member have been diagnosed with more than one type of cancer.
  • You have a family history of any rare cancer.
  • You or a close relative is known to have a genetic mutation that can increase the risk of cancer.
  • You had a negative genetic testing in the past but have a strong personal and family history of cancer (you may be a candidate for additional testing).

Most insurance carriers, including Medicare, cover genetic counseling and testing. Call 410-951-7950 for specific guidelines. For more information,  or to schedule an appointment for genetic counseling, call 410-543-7012 or 1-866-9-CANCER (866-922-6237).

BREAST SELF-EXAMS: Catch breast cancer early. Schedule your annual mammogram today and perform self-exams at least once a month. Here’s how:

  1. Lie down on your back with a pillow under your right shoulder. 
  2. Use the pads of the three middle fingers on your left hand to examine your right breast. 
  3. Press using light, medium and firm pressure in a circular motion and follow in an up-and-down pattern. 
  4. Feel for changes in your breast, above and below your collarbone and in your armpit area. 
  5. Repeat on your left breast. 
  6. If you notice a change, call your doctor.

To learn more about the Peninsula Breast Center, or to schedule your annual mammogram, call 410-543-7599 or 1-866-922-6237.

Resources

Breast Health Information:

BreastCancer.org

Komen Maryland

Local Resources

Peninsula Regional and community organizations offer many resources for people with breast cancer. Click here for more.

Insurance and Finance Information

Please note: Insurance plans vary - contact your health insurance company to see what your policy covers. 

For financial assistance information, or to see what insurances we accept, visit Peninsula Regional Patient Financial Services.

For breast reconstruction information, refer to the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act and speak to your insurance company.

Breast Reconstructive Surgeons:

Peninsula Plastic Surgery

Atlantic Plastic Surgery