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Weill Cornell Cancer Center

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in America, diagnosed in more than 182,000 women each year. It is the second leading cause of cancer death, behind lung cancer. Great strides have been made in the understanding and treatment of this disease, as well as investments in research programs directed towards comprehending the biology of this cancer in an effort to create more targeted therapies.

The Weill Cornell Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients with breast cancer—bringing together a team that specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, including
  • surgeons
  • medical oncologists
  • radiation oncologists
  • pathologistsradiologist
  • sgenetic specialists
  • oncology nurses
  • psychosocial support specialists
  • nutritionists
  • physical therapists
  • other experts

Integrated, seamless care tailored for each patient is provided in a serene, compassionate, and comforting environment. We encourage patients to take an active role in their treatment while benefiting from our expertise.

Weill Cornell surgeons use approaches to eradicate a patient's cancer while sparing healthy tissue, minimizing scarring, and restoring the breast to its normal appearance. Medical oncologists offer the latest anticancer drugs and participate in clinical trials evaluating potentially more effective therapies. Radiation oncologists employ novel targeted techniques that destroy cancer tissue while sparing as much nearby healthy tissue as possible.

The team of professionals at Weill Cornell is committed to providing excellent care from the moment a patient comes through our doors.

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