Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Waiting roomThe Wilmot Cancer Center is changing the way women and men with breast problems get their care. We’ve created the Comprehensive Breast Care Center—dedicated to screening, diagnosing and treating breast cancers. This model, which is unique in upstate New York, will allow a woman who feels a lump to call for an appointment and have her mammogram taken and read by a breast imaging expert, and then if needed, get a biopsy to confirm a suspicious tumor. All members of the breast care team—surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, and nurses—are on site and available to discuss treatment options if cancer is found.

Never before in Rochester has such a diverse team of experts been available to women and men with breast problems.

Where to Find Us

The Breast Center is located on the Ground Floor of the Cancer Center. Radiation Oncology takes up the body of this floor. The Breast Center has its own entry and waiting area directly accessible from the main elevators. Visitors will arrive at the first floor level, either through the Cancer Center's Crittenden Blvd. entrance or through the main hospital lobby (after parking), and arrive to the Breast Center by taking the elevators down one flight the ground floor level.

Features of the Breast Center include:

  • 6 Exam Rooms
  • 1 Procedure Room
  • 2 Mammography Rooms
  • 1 Ultrasound Room
  • 1 Stereotactic Room

Our team of experts helps to maintain hope and confidence, build self-esteem, and regain a sense of control. We recognize the immediate need for information about the disease, treatment options, and support groups; and we offer advanced medical care in a compassionate environment. Our physicians, nurses, social workers, and dietitian work as a team to meet the unique needs of our patients and those who love them.

We offer cutting-edge treatments through our clinical trials program and breast cancer research program.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Breast Imaging Services
  • Screening mammography
  • Diagnostic breast imaging
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic breast ultrasound
  • Stereotactic and ultrasound directed breast biopsy
  • Wire localization

Physician Services

  • Surgical consultation
  • Benign breast disease management
  • Breast cancer risk assessment and risk reduction
  • Surgical oncology
  • Medical oncology consultation*
  • Radiation oncology consultation*
  • Plastic surgery consultation*
  • Pathology consultation*
  • Nursing oncology specialty services*
  • Cancer genetic screening*
  • Physical therapy and lymphadema management

Patient Support Services

  • Breast cancer counseling/social work
  • Patient support groups
  • Patient education materials
  • Physical therapy/OT
  • Clinical Trials
  • Surgical
  • Medical oncology*

*Located at the Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital

Our Specialists

Breast Imaging

Radha Iyer, M.D. (585) 275-2778
Avice O’Connell, M.D. (585) 275-2778

Hematology Oncology

Alissa Huston, M.D. (585) 276-4501
Michelle Shayne, M.D. (585) 276-4501

Plastic Surgery

Howard N. Langstein, M.D. (585) 275-2778

Radiation Oncology

Marilyn Ling, M.D. (585) 275-2778

Surgical Oncology

Rachel Farkas, M.D. (585) 275-2778
James Peacock, M.D. (585) 275-2778
Kristin Skinner, M.D. (585) 275-2778


Contact Us

For further information on the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program or to refer a patient for a consultation, call our office at (585) 275-BRST. Our mailing address is:

Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642

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