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Breast Cancer

breast cancer team
UK Markey Cancer Center researchers Edward Romond, MD (left), Kathleen O'Connor, PhD (middle), and Aju Mathew, MD, MPhil (right). 

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 2017, Markey was designated as one of the Top 50 Cancer Centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Breast cancer 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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  • 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.


    Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

    Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

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

  • 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.