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Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

The Rochester Regional Health Breast Center offers the full range of breast cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment options, offered by some of the region's top and most well-known experts in breast cancer. If you have a breast cancer diagnosis, our team will develop a plan targeted to your unique health history, goals and cancer type. We work hard to offer you the most convenient and effective treatments available so that you can rest assured that you're getting the best possible breast cancer treatments from well-known experts in the field, right in the Central and Western New York community.

Breast cancer care plans usually include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or a combination of therapies. You may also be a candidate for more-personalized, targeted treatments that are under development or in clinical trial. Learn more below and call us at 585.922.4715 to get started today. 

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Diagnostic Imaging: In addition to using our Breast Imaging Center of Excellence at Rochester General Hospital, we work alongside our community’s private radiology partners to help you get regular screenings to detect cancer as early as possible.

Some of the most common tests to screen for breast cancer and other breast disorders are:

Pathology and Cytology: Our nationally-recognized team is ready to diagnose your breast biopsy quickly and accurately. We’re ready to get you the answers you need so you can make the best decisions for you and your loved ones.

Genetic Counseling for Breast Cancer: Some people have a gene that places them at high risk for breast cancer and other forms of cancer. Our team of genetic counselors can find out if you or your family members are at high risk and recommend additional screening measures if necessary. Learn more about genetic testing.

Surgery: Surgery is often the first step in treating breast cancer. Whenever possible, our surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as sentinel node biopsy (testing a small number of lymph nodes to determine if your breast cancer has spread), to reduce risk and recovery time. We also offer specialized breast surgeries including:

  • Hidden Scar® Surgery, an advanced approach in which surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision, minimizing visible scarring and preserving the shape and appearance of both the breast and the nipple.
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy or IORT, an innovative approach of providing radiation therapy during breast cancer surgery. IORT is a single session of low energy, high-dose targeted radiation administered directly into the tumor site at the time of lumpectomy.

Radiation: Our radiation oncologists use the latest image-guided techniques for breast cancer treatment, localizing and targeting the radiation to conserve breast tissue.

Medical Therapy: Medical therapy for breast cancer may include chemotherapy, hormone therapy or targeted biologic therapies, before or after your breast cancer surgery. Our experts are trained in managing a wide range of anti-cancer medications and drugs that target specific breast cancer cells.

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