• Breast cancer

    Comprehensive Breast Care Center

    At the Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 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 health care, from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment planning.

    Genetic counseling and testing services are also available. In addition to the availability of individual and family counseling, a variety of support groups meet on a regular basis, including "I Can Cope," "Look Good, Feel Better" and the "Wednesday Group."

    Breast cancer care at the UK Markey Cancer Center

    Clinical trials
    Genetic counseling
    Comprehensive Breast Care Fact Sheet (PDF, 584 KB)

    Patient appointments

      Request an appointment online or call 859-257-4488 or toll free 866-340-4488.

  • Markey Cancer Center is the first to offer breast tomosynthesis in Kentucky

    We are the first health care provider in Kentucky and one of the first in the U.S. to offer tomosynthesis. This leading-edge technology is the next level in breast imaging and will revolutionize how breast cancer is detected. Tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the breast and synthesizes them into a three-dimensional data set.

    Ask your physician if tomosynthesis is right for you. 

    CBCC brochure

    Great Strides:

    Markey Comprehensive Breast Care Center: Setting a new standard of care

    Read about the progress we are making in breast cancer care (PDF, 1.57 MB)

    More information about breast cancer

    Breast Cancer Risk Factors (View on desktop only)
    The American College of Surgeons' Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2009-10 report estimated that breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.

    The American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2009-10 report estimated that 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2009. Experts do not know the exact causes of breast cancer, but research has shown certain factors increase a woman's chances of getting breast cancer. Although some women are at higher risk, the fact is all women are at risk for breast cancer.

    Support groups

    For a full list of Markey's support groups for patients, visit our Events listing

    Breast Implant Survivors

    Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
    Provides information and resources for patients, family and friends facing breast cancer. Educational materials are offered along with a toll-free breast cancer help line answered by trained volunteers.

    For more support group information, call 859-323-1403. To reach an oncology social worker, call 859-323-2156.