Our Breast Programs & Services

Key Programs  |  Highlights  |  Research & Trials  |  For Professionals

As a major academic facility, we stand at the forefront of medical care, patient services, and health research. We offer an extensive list of services to prevent breast cancer, treat breast disease in all its forms, and help aid your recovery. We are proud to be recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for the high-quality care we deliver. Learn more about the benefits of being treated at an NAPCB center.

To learn more about our clinical services or make an appointment, call (212) 305-9676 or fill out our online request form.

Key Clinical Programs

Breast Cancer Care

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you want peace of mind. That means working with a cancer care team with the experience and expertise to deliver the best possible outcome. At Columbia, our Breast Cancer Care Program offers unmatched diagnosis and treatment of all stages and types of breast cancer, including the latest surgical innovations and radiation therapies.

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Benign Breast Disease Care

Benign (non-cancerous) breast disease often shares symptoms with breast cancer. Working with a program with experience diagnosing and treating these conditions can provide peace of mind and help relieve your symptoms. The Benign Breast Disease Program at Columbia can help manage and treat your benign breast condition, often without surgery. And if a minor procedure is necessary, we offer the latest minimally invasive options.

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Breast Cancer Reconstructive Care

The Columbia Breast Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Program is dedicated to empowering individuals who have undergone breast cancer surgery to help them reclaim their physical and emotional well-being. The program brings together cancer experts and reconstructive plastic surgeons to provide compassionate and personalized post-lumpectomy or post-mastectomy reconstruction..

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Highlights of Our Program

Complete Breast Care

In addition to mastectomies, lumpectomies, and other standard treatment options for breast cancer and non-cancerous breast disease, we provide a range of minimally invasive and non-surgical programs to bring you the highest quality breast care.

The Resources of a Top Cancer Center

Our program is proud to be a part of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) of Columbia University, one of only a small number of centers in the US to be officially designated as comprehensive by the National Cancer Institute. HICCC researchers and physicians are dedicated to understanding the biology of cancer and to applying that knowledge to the design of cancer therapies and prevention strategies. Their goal is to reduce the incidence and progression of cancer, and improve the quality of the lives of those affected by cancer.

Genetic Counseling

We offer genetic counseling and testing for BRCA1, BRCA2 and other cancer genes which predispose women to breast and ovarian cancers. For more information on Genetic Counseling and Testing, please call (212) 305-5098.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Using the latest surgical techniques, our breast surgeons specialize in procedures like nipple-sparing mastectomies that minimize scarring and decrease time spent in the hospital.

Patient Navigators

Our patient navigators meet with you shortly after a diagnosis to help guide you through every step of your treatment and recovery. They can help with a variety of services, such as pre- and post-operative instructions, insurance questions, and more.

Breast Cancer Support Groups

For more information on breast cancer support groups, please visit Patient and Caregiver Support programs at Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Research & Clinical Trials

We believe clinical trials are vital to the advancement of modern breast care. By pairing scientists and patients, we can improve treatments for individuals and discover a medical breakthroughs for the general population.

Information for Students & Healthcare Professionals

As a major academic institute, we are committed to educating the next generation of medical professionals and ensuring the current generation stays up to date on the leading best practices. Our comprehensive fellowship program trains future leaders in the field of breast surgery by providing them with an in-depth exposure to all aspects of breast care.

To learn more about our clinical services or make an appointment, call (212) 305-9676 or fill out our online request form.

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