Comprehensive Breast Care Center Fact Sheet

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Breast care at UK HealthCare

The Comprehensive Breast Care Team uses a multidisciplinary approach to the management of breast disease.    

Our mission

The Markey Cancer Center's Comprehensive Breast Care Center is committed to providing a caring and knowledgeable staff, and utilizing the most advanced technology to improve the health and quality of life for women across Kentucky.

We welcome your patients

As part of UK HealthCare, the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at UK Markey Cancer Center offers advanced care options and a nationally recognized team of physicians. We offer a full range of services, from routine mammograms to second opinions and advanced treatment options for breast cancer. Treatment options at the Comprehensive Breast Care Center include, but are not limited to:

  • Breast-Conserving Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Adjuvant and Non-Adjuvant Chemotherapy

A team approach

Markey Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to care. This means specialists trained in different areas of breast care work together to ensure our patient's every need is met. Our team works together from a centralized location to provide patients with the highest quality treatment, without having to schedule endless follow-up appointments. We also work closely with referring physicians to ensure seamless care in your patient's treatment.

Our cancer specialists are trained specifically in breast care, ensuring patients receive the best care possible. Our team includes cancer specialists in the areas of:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Diagnostic Radiology and Breast Imaging
  • Nursing Oncology
  • Pathology Advanced Technology

Because early detection of breast abnormalities is the best defense against breast cancer, the Comprehensive Breast Care Center uses advanced technology for early detection of abnormalities in mammograms. The R2 ImageChecker® assists our radiologists by determining areas that need to be given a closer look. This computer-aided detection system digitizes and analyzes mammograms. After our radiologists review the patient's mammogram films in the usual manner they will then review the R2 Image Checker scan as an extra step in interpreting the mammogram. This technology has increased abnormality detection rates by as much as 15 percent.

The role of research

As part of an academic medical center, research plays an important role for the Comprehensive Breast Care Center. We strive to offer our patients new and advanced options for care. Find out about research studies currently offered » 

Comprehensive Breast Care Center additional services

Genetic counseling and testing  

If you are concerned about an increased risk of developing cancer because a member of your family has cancer, you may benefit from genetic counseling. Genetic counseling can help you determine if you are at increased risk for certain types of cancer and provide recommendations for cancer detection and prevention.

Patient education  

UK HealthCare offers a Health Information Library that helps to provide patients with answers to any questions they may have about breast cancer. Patient education also is a primary focus for our oncology trained nurses. They help patients better understand your diagnosis and available treatment options.

Where we're located  

The Comprehensive Breast Care Center is located on the second floor of the Whitney-Hendrickson Building at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Convenient, free parking is available. Should you need further directions or special assistance, call us at the numbers below:

Comprehensive Breast Care Center
University of Kentucky
Markey Cancer Center
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40356

For appointments and information call:
859-257-4488 Lexington
866-340-4488 Toll free
Markey Cancer Center Web site  

You also may reach us by calling UK•MDs at 800-888-5533.

Page last updated: 8/7/2015 3:52:30 PM