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About the UHS Breast Center

At the UHS Breast Center you will find …

Comprehensive screening and diagnostic services and the latest technological advances in detecting breast abnormalities

  • Digital mammography examinations deliver an exceptionally clear image and result in more accurate interpretation
  • Ultrasound examinations produce a high-definition image and result in an extraordinarily clear view of breast tissue
  • If you find a lump and cannot see your healthcare provider, our female physician can perform a clinical breast exam for you
  • A breast biopsy is sometimes needed to help determine whether a growth is benign or cancerous

Quick response to your needs and fast reporting of your results

  • If you have a breast problem, call us at 607.763.5523 for a digital mammogram and clinical breast exam and we will schedule your appointment within 48 hours
  • The UHS Breast Center has two radiologists on site, which means you receive results fast
  • The UHS Breast Center will contact you and your physician immediately if results indicate any suspicious or unclear findings, and will help schedule any necessary follow-up appointments and discuss any concerns you may have
  • Patients who come to the center for evaluation of a lump or lesion receive their results the same day
  • The UHS Breast Center will send you a letter with your results within 2 weeks of your exam or your may receive your results over the phone 24 hours after your exam by calling the center at 607.763.5523
  • If your results indicate the need for an ultrasound, we will perform the ultrasound procedure immediately as part of the same appointment and you will receive results before you leave the center
  • If our radiologist recommends a follow-up examination based on your mammography results, a nurse will call you the next day to schedule your additional exam within 24-48 hours; you will get those results immediately
  • If you require the additional care of a specialist, we will contact the specialist for you and get you an appointment within 24 to 48 hours

A pleasant atmosphere where your comfort is critical

  • Private mammogram suites feature confidential examination, dressing and counseling areas
  • Soft foam cushions help relieve some of the discomfort many patients feel during a mammogram

Knowledgeable, friendly staff who are responsive to your questions and concerns

  • An outstanding team of physicians including on-site radiologists, cytopathologists and the area’s only breast surgical oncologist provide patients with superb care
  • An experienced staff of nurse practitioners, nurse navigators and radiology technologists provide personal care and attention to every patient
  • Our nurse navigators deliver personalized care, guiding you throughout the diagnostic process; they offer information and support for all patients with breast care issues, serving as nurse, advocate and friend
  • If require follow-up care, UHS Breast Center staff take care of all the details including informing your primary care physician and specialists and scheduling any surgical consultations
  • We encourage you to discuss your concerns and questions and to feel confident of the answers you receive from our staff

Patients who are diagnosed with cancer will find that UHS is a leading provider of oncology care, offering a comprehensive cancer program that includes medical and surgical oncology and radiation. This program has earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

While the UHS Breast Center located at UHS Vestal on the Vestal Parkway provides the most comprehensive array of breast health programs available from UHS, services are also available at:

To learn more about the UHS Breast Center, as well as breast health and breast cancer, please explore the links on the left.

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