Breast Oncology

Patients receiving care at the Weill Cornell Breast Oncology practice are treated by physicians, nurses, technologists, and Center staff working as a team to provide the most current treatment in a comforting environment. The medical oncologists, all faculty members and attending physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell also provide the opportunity for eligible patients at the Center to participate in newly developed treatment protocols.

The entire staff of the Weill Cornell Breast Center is devoted to a collaborative approach in treating breast cancer. Working as a team, the medical oncologists and radiologists, radiation oncologists, physical therapist, and breast surgeons of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center hold two weekly case conferences devoted to discussion and treatment planning tailored to the specific needs of each patient. The Breast Oncology practice has an onsite nutritionist, and when appropriate, genetic counseling services are available to provide patients with information to help them make informed decisions. The medical oncologists draw on resources within the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell network, such as psychologists, social workers and alternative medicine services, to further help patients throughout the course of their treatment. Physicians at the Center's Breast Oncology practice also focus on helping patients return to a normal lifestyle following their treatment.

The Breast Oncology Program offers other programs and services to our patients. With a monthly newsletter, patients stay informed on upcoming talks and events in the breast cancer community, as well as receive information and answers to frequently asked questions related to the treatment of breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Survivorship Program is a new program within the Center, offering comprehensive services for breast cancer survivors and their families and providing an ongoing support network for breast cancer patients as they conclude their treatment plan. The Women at Risk Program is dedicated to research education and treatment for woman who are at high risk for developing breast cancer. Consultations involve formal risk assessment and development of risk reduction strategies, coordination of genetic counseling and testing, and opportunities to participate in research projects related to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

For more information on the Breast Oncology program at the Weill Cornell Breast Center and contact information, visit the site.

Contact Us

The Iris Cantor Women's Health Center
425 E. 61st Street
(between York and First Avenues)
New York, NY 10065
For general information about the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center call (212) 821-0800 or e-mail us at womenshealth@med.cornell.edu

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