56-26 Main Street
Flushing, N.Y. 11355
Phone: (718) 670-1185
Every year, according to breastcancer.org, some 254,650 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and some 40,170 women die of this disease. It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in women living in the United States. Many of these deaths could be avoided if more women had an annual mammogram, which could help to discover and treat this disease at the earliest stage.
New York Hospital Queens is the borough’s only hospital to be named a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology. This designation follows a rigorous review process to ensure compliance with nationally accepted standards. The recognition is given after a hospital demonstrates excellence in breast imaging by achieving accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
For a woman who is seeking a consultation for suspected breast disease, the Breast Center of New York Hospital Queens is the largest provider of breast services in the borough and is dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of women with breast disease.
The Breast Center was designed for comfort, with a modern, warm environment to encourage a relaxed experience. Consultation and examination take place in private surroundings where the doctor can give each patient the individual attention she needs. Visits are unhurried and focus on the medical findings and options as well as the patient’s emotional needs.
A team of surgeons works with NYHQ’s medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, plastic surgeons, psychologists, and other health care professionals to assure the highest quality of care for Breast Center patients. Breast surgeries are planned and performed by a team of specialists.
These doctors are in high demand, not only for their state-of-the-art skills and results, but for their comprehensive view of the patient, her lifestyle, and her needs. All Breast Center patients are given robes to wear in the exam rooms, not paper gowns, because she finds the gowns dehumanizing.
The Breast Center provides its patients with the assistance of a patient navigator, whose job is to steer them through the complexities of the health care system. The goal is to make a very difficult experience less stressful and frightening by helping to make appointments, answer questions and provide emotional support. The navigator accompanies them throughout their journey, from their first appointment until well after their final treatment.