Breast Cancer

Advanced Technologies, Compassionate Care

If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, have a family history of the disease, or need screening, we know you have many choices for your care. When you come to NewYork-Presbyterian, you'll receive care from a team of experts who are renowned leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of all stages of breast cancer — from noninvasive cancers to metastatic disease. You'll benefit from:

A Team of Experts

Our breast cancer teams include breast imaging radiologists, pathologists, cancer surgeons, reconstructive surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors, nurses and nurse practitioners, mental health and supportive care experts, and many other professionals who collaborate to customize a plan of care for you. Your team meets regularly to discuss your care and ensure you are receiving the most effective treatment available.

National Accreditation

NewYork-Presbyterian is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) of the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC accreditation is given only to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of multidisciplinary, quality breast care and have completed a rigorous evaluation and ongoing review of their performance.

Screening and Risk Reduction Programs

We provide mammography, tomosynthesis, and breast ultrasound to screen women for breast cancer, and breast MRI for those at high risk for the disease. We also have genetic counselors who can meet with you if you have an increased risk of breast cancer due to a personal or family medical history to provide guidance about genetic testing and ways to reduce risk.

Comprehensive and Coordinated Treatment

We offer every type of breast cancer treatment—from surgery through chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy, as well as access to clinical trials of innovative investigational therapies—and patient care coordinators to help you navigate each step of your journey.

Expert Breast Surgery

We offer a range of breast surgical procedures, include breast conservation, sentinel node biopsy, and mastectomy (including skin-sparing and nipple-sparing procedures). Our oncoplastic breast surgery approach is designed to give women excellent cosmetic results while effectively removing the cancer. We also offer breast reconstruction to women who are having mastectomy, which can be performed during cancer surgery or at another time.

State-of-the-Art Radiation Therapy

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we offer intensity-modulated radiation therapy for breast cancer, which aims radiation beams of different intensities from many different angles to precisely treat your tumor. Some women are candidates for hypofractionated radiation therapy, which delivers higher doses of radiation over a shorter total period than conventional radiation therapy (for example, three weeks versus six). We also offer a form of partial breast irradiation called intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT), which involves a single dose of radiation at the time of breast surgery. Our team includes experts who tailor radiation therapy to target breast cancer as directly as possible, sparing nearby healthy tissues (including the heart and lungs) and reducing your risk of side effects.

Medical Treatments for Breast Cancer

The advent of personalized medicine is changing how we care for patients by enabling us to use targeted treatment strategies based on a tumor's specific molecular characteristics. Our medical oncologists have decades of experience and access not only to conventional chemotherapy for breast cancer, but also to cutting-edge targeted therapies customized to the biology of your tumor. You can receive your treatment in our comfortable and modern infusion centers.

Treating All of You

Our nutritionists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, palliative care experts, and others will help you and your loved ones address the effects of cancer and its treatment—physical, emotional, and spiritual. We understand the burden cancer can place on your life and the lives of your loved ones, and we do whatever we can to lessen that burden.

Specialists and Subspecialists in Every Area

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we treat the whole person. You'll have access to the full resources at our top-ranked academic medical centers, including specialists from all areas who collaborate with our cancer experts to provide comprehensive care. This collaboration makes NewYork-Presbyterian an excellent choice for people with breast cancer.

Clinical Trials of Promising New Treatments

With two major academic medical centers — Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine — we participate in clinical trials for all stages of breast cancer. These studies offer you access to investigational therapies that show promise for fighting your cancer. Scientists in our laboratories are also scrutinizing the intricacies of breast cancer development and applying their findings to create better therapies.

Videos

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Contact

BREAST CENTER, NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN/COLUMBIA

Breast Oncology: 212-305-5098

Breast Surgery: 212-305-9676

BREAST CENTER, NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN/WEILL CORNELL

Breast Oncology: 646-962-9888

Breast Surgery: 646-962-4240, 646-962-5213

BREAST CENTER, NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN/Lower Manhattan Hospital

Breast Surgery: 646-962-5213