Breast Health Program

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Jill Dietz, MD, Physician Co-Lead, Breast Surgery,
Paula Silverman, MD, Disease Team Leader, Medical Oncology,

Leila Woehrle, RN, New Patient Access Coordinator 216-844-8988,
Donna Plecha, MD, Director, Breast Imaging 216-844-5330,
Janice Lyons, Director, Breast Radiation Oncology 216-896-6570,
Hannah Gilmore, Director, Breast Pathology 216-286-6587,

For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.


Center for Breast Cancer Prevention

  • Breast evaluation and risk assessment
  • Genetic evaluation
  • Design of individualized prevention care plan
  • MRI for high risk

Diagnostic imaging and image-guided biopsies

  • Digital and 3-D mammography
  • Screening, diagnostic and implant rupture breast MRI
  • Diagnostic and screening ultrasound
  • Evaluation for patients with increased breast density
  • Stereotactic, MRI and ultrasound-guided biopsies
  • Walk-in screening mammogram
  • Same-day diagnostic mammogram and image-guided biopsy availability


  • Diagnostic breast biopsies
  • Directed duct excision and ductoscopy for pathologic nipple discharge
  • Risk-reducing surgery, including nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Definitive breast cancer surgery

Plastic surgery

  • Tissue reconstruction
  • Implant reconstruction
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Therapeutic lymphedema surgery

Radiation therapy

  • Breast-conserving management
  • Partial breast radiation
  • Cardiac-sparing techniques
  • Only Proton Therapy Center in Ohio
  • Palliative radiation

Medical oncology

  • Adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy and hormonal treatment
  • Systemic treatment for metastatic disease
      • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
      • Hormonal treatment
      • Targeted treatment

Survivorship program

  • End of treatment summary
  • Follow-up plan
  • Risk reduction
  • Health education and awareness
  • Wellness
  • Long-term follow-up and surveillance for recurrence

Supportive cancer care

  • Nutritional evaluation and support
  • Integrative medicine additions and alternatives
  • OT/PT and lymphedema care and preventive strategies
  • Wellness education and classes
  • Finance, social work and psychology support services
  • Cardio-oncology


  • Expert pathology review
  • Immunohistochemistry for breast cancer markers (e.g., androgen receptor)
  • Interdisciplinary team integration
  • Genomic assays

Multidisciplinary treatment planning

  • Multidisciplinary breast cancer tumor board weekly
  • Multidisciplinary genomic tumor board
  • Center for Breast Cancer Prevention Case Management Conference
  • Radiology/Pathology Consensus Conference for benign breast lesions
  • National leadership in clinical pathway development (ASBrS, NAPBC, NCCN, NRG, ARRS)

Clinical trials

  • Extensive portfolio of clinical trials of new treatments
  • Personalized medicine with targeted agents determined by genomic testin
  • Vaccine and immunotherapy trials
  • Proton therapy


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