At Stony Brook Medicine, breast cancer is the focus of a comprehensive, academic program — the only one of its kind on Long Island. At its core is our multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team. To patients, this means an extraordinary range of clinical resources and technologies, a treatment plan tailor-made to their needs, and a caring, compassionate group of clinical experts providing encouragement every step of the way. We provide this extraordinary level of care to more than 450 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients each year.
The Breast Care Center has been a pioneer in many ways, including being the first on Long Island to offer digital mammography and being one of only seven centers in the world equipped with a tomosynthesis machine. This experimental technology, which produces 3D mammogram images ideal for women with dense breasts, is still in the testing stage. Stony Brook's breast cancer surgeons specialize in breast conservation surgery and were the first on Long Island to offer the less invasive sentinel node biopsy.
From genetic counseling for inheritable cancers to novel chemotherapies to a highly specialized lymphedema program, Stony Brook breast cancer programs and services are unparalleled in the region.