Breast Cancer Care and Mammography

Sanofi US Breast Care Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Now offering online scheduling for screening mammograms!

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Breast cancer is abnormal growth of tissue in the breast. One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Men are also at risk for breast cancer, though at a much lower rate.

The Sanofi US Breast Care Program at The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is focused on providing quality breast care as well as delivering state-of-the-art treatment services.

Steeplechase Cancer Center ExteriorIn one convenient location, our award-winning Breast Care Program includes a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, breast care specialists, certified oncology nurses, social workers, case managers, nutritionists, pharmacists and pastoral care staff.

The team meets weekly to discuss each newly diagnosed case of breast cancer, creating individualized treatment plans to provide the highest-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services.

The team is led by fellowship-trained breast radiologists and breast surgeons who collaborate and discuss findings to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Our Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Can Be Your Guide

Our Breast Cancer Patient Navigator, Kimberly Cromwell-Piniella, CBCN, BSN, RN, can guide you through the ins and outs of the sometimes challenging healthcare system. She can:

  • Create an individualized plan of care
  • Coordinate referrals
  • Connect patients with resources

To reach the patient navigator, call 908-252-4053 or email kimberly.cromwell-piniella@rwjbh.org.

A Center of Excellence

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

The Sanofi US Breast Care Program at The Steeplechase Cancer Center is dedicated to breast cancer prevention and early detection, giving patients the best chance for successful treatment and potential cure.

The program's expert staff has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, performing screenings, diagnostic mammograms and breast biopsies.

The program has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and it meets the Food and Drug Administration's strict standards. Since 2010, the Breast Care Program has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, demonstrating outstanding achievement in quality standards.

Accreditation Breast Center badge from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center​​

Located on the third floor of the Cancer Center, the program offers comprehensive, personalized breast health services from routine screenings to complex diagnostic procedures and treatment evaluations by using the latest technology the field has to offer, including breast tomosynthesis and 3D mammography.

Special Screening Program for People at High Risk for Breast Cancer

Our High Risk Breast Cancer Screening Program includes genetic counseling services to help those who are high risk understand their risk factors and determine what actions they can take to protect themselves and their families.

You may be at an elevated risk for breast cancer based on a combination of personal, lifestyle or genetic risk factors. The American Cancer Society defines a woman as “high risk” for breast cancer if her lifetime risk of developing the disease is 20 percent or higher.

For more information about the High Risk Breast Cancer Screening Program or to make an appointment, call 908-243-8660.

Bone Scans

Breast cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and hormonal therapy with aromatase inhibitors, can impact your bone health. Before you start your treatment, your doctor may recommend a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan for a baseline assessment of your bone density. This scan may be repeated after your treatment to determine if you have had any bone loss.

It is also recommended that women over age 65 have a bone density scan to screen for osteoporosis.

Screening exams, such as bone density testing, are covered by Medicare and most major insurance plans.

Inclusive Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients

We provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ patients seeking breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. In the video, Understanding and Providing Cultural Competent Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients, our advanced practice nurse explains how we strive to reduce barriers to care and ensure that all individuals receive the equitable medical care they deserve.

Our Services

Some of the breast health services we provide include:

  • 2D and 3D mammography
  • 2D and 3D stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound
  • DEXA scanning

Hours of Operation

Diagnostic exams and procedures are performed on all weekdays (M-F) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Screening exams are performed during all business hours.

  • Monday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For more information or to request an appointment, call 908-704-3740.

To schedule an appointment online for a screening mammogram, go to healthconnect.rwjbh.org/hcweb or download the RWJBarnabas Health Connect App on the Apple App Store or Google Play for real-time appointment booking.

The Sanofi US Breast Care Program accepts self-referrals for annual screening mammograms.

More Information Related to Breast Cancer and Its Diagnosis and Treatment

Video: Early Detection and Treatment of Breast Cancer

Women have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection and treatment are key to a complete recovery. On this episode of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital HealthTalk show, we will discuss risk factors and symptoms of breast cancer, screening guidelines and treatment options. Dr. Douglas Ashinsky of RWJ Physician Enterprise’s Warren Internal Medicine interviews Dr. Deborah Lue, of RWJ Physician Enterprise’s Steeplechase Breast Specialists who is medical director of the Sanofi US Breast Care Program at the Steeplechase Cancer Center, and Kim Cromwell-Piniella, a registered nurse who serves as the breast care patient navigator at the Steeplechase Cancer Center.




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