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Breast Cancer

Patient provider discusses treatment plan with nurses.At the Comprehensive Breast Care Center, patients are provided care customized to fit their needs. Our comprehensive center offers the latest in mammography technology, including breast tomosynthesis, which is also known as 3D mammography. In August 2018, Markey was designated as one of the Top 50 Cancer Centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Markey was first designated as a Top 50 Cancer Center in 2017.

The Comprehensive Breast Care Center is an accredited facility in Radiation Oncology, Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy. Our center was also named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

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Our team approach

Male and female breast cancer patients are evaluated by a team consisting of specialists from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation medicine, diagnostic mammography, pathology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our specialists work together in a single location to provide timely and accurate care, from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment planning.

Survival rates

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, after only skin cancer. Markey currently has an 80 percent five-year survival rate among breast cancer patients, a number that our specialists are proud of and strive to improve on with their work each day.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials help keep our cancer care on the leading edge by allowing researchers to apply cancer knowledge as it develops to give you the best chance of survival. Learn more about a clinical trial proposed by Markey’s Breast Translational Group that could create a major impact on the way triple-negative breast cancers are treated.

At Markey, our specialists place a high value on all areas of breast cancer treatment, from patient care designed for the unique patient to developing treatments of the future.

Request an appointment online or call 859-257-4488 or 1-866-340-4488 (toll free). 

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  • About your first visit

    • For your first visit, you will be directed to the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care Center on the second floor of the Whitney-Hendrickson Building. Directions to the Whitney-Hendrickson Building.
    • You can register at the front desk, where a receptionist will help guide you through your appointment.
    • Free parking is available to patients in the Whitney-Hendrickson parking lot.
    • Please remember to bring your patient packet with the completed forms. These items will help your doctor learn more about your case and determine the best plan for your care.
    • Review the patient handbook to learn about your stay and everything Markey offers for patients and families.
      • UK HealthCare accepts many forms of insurance.  
    • Locations


      Comprehensive Breast Care Center

      Whitney Hendrickson Building

      UK Markey Cancer Center

      Whitney-Hendrickson Building
      Second Floor,
      800 Rose St.
      Lexington KY 40536
      Fax 859-323-6109

      Diagnostic Technologies: Diagnostic Mammography, Tomosynthesis, US

      A parking lot is located near the Whitney-Hendrickson Building, accessible via Hospital Drive. Get directions to Whitney-Hendrickson.

      Radiation Oncology

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      UK Markey Cancer Center

      Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility
      Ground Floor,
      800 Rose St.
      Lexington KY 40536
      Fax 859-257-4931

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      Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

      Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

      101 Town and Country Lane
      Hazard KY 41701
      Fax 606-439-1400