The Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania (BCWHI) provides a variety of services to support breast health. It opened in April 2012 as a service of Tyrone Hospital with the mission to screen, diagnose and treat breast cancer in a supportive and understanding atmosphere. The facility’s goal is to treat every patient that enters through its doors as a special individual with a unique problem. The BCWHI strives for a level of service and compassion that allows women to feel comfortable and confident in their breast care. The key is to provide the knowledge and tools women need to make decisions regarding their care, whether it is for a routine screening or treatment of a breast cancer.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, with about 1 in 8 (13%) women expected to develop breast cancer during their lifetime. By educating the community on the importance of early detection methods like mammograms, clinical breast exams and breast self-assessments, the BCWHI hopes to be able to diagnose and treat any breast abnormalities as early as possible.
Dr. David Arbutina, M.D., FACS, serves as medical director of the BCWHI. He is a board certified general surgeon with focused expertise in breast cancer surgery, having dedicated his career to the treatment of breast cancer. He has treated and cared for well over 1,000 breast cancer patients and is known for his exceptional ability to distinguish between benign and cancerous breast disease.