Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center: Services Offered

The Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center brings together experts in many specialties needed to deliver comprehensive breast cancer care. Our services include:

  • Medical oncology
  • Surgical consultations (surgery is performed at Memorial Hospital)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiology, including:
    • Digital mammography
    • Stereotactic biopsy
    • MRI, CT, SPECT/CT, PET/CT
    • Bone densitometry
  • Pathology, with two full-time pathologists on-site
  • Psychiatry

In addition, patients at the Breast Center can take advantage of a wide range of support programs to help you cope with the many issues that can come up during breast cancer treatment.

Diagnostic Imaging

The Breast Center offers the most up-to-date imaging techniques available, including mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic/ultrasound-guided aspiration or biopsy, computer tomography (CT), and radiography.

Special Surveillance Breast Program

Also housed at the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center is the Special Surveillance Breast Program for women with a family history of breast cancer or those who have had a precancerous lesion removed by biopsy. Participants visit the clinic as often as every three months so they can be carefully monitored for signs of cancer.

Rehabilitation Services

An occupational therapist is available to educate and treat patients with lymphedema or limited mobility after surgery, and to discuss a safe return to daily activities.

Sexual Health

Women commonly experience sexual health changes during and after cancer treatment. Sexual health experts at the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center are dedicated to helping women adjust to and manage these physical and emotional side effects. We provide education, strategies, and treatment that can help you to improve your sexual health.

Boutique

Our professionally certified fitters will assist you — both before and after surgery — in selecting from the extensive choices of prostheses, surgical bras, camisoles, swim wear, day wear, and other necessities.

The Boutique offers the largest selection of head wear and head coverings, scarves, and hats. No appointment is necessary. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information, call 646-888-5330.

Social Work Services

Social workers are available to assist with the emotional, social, and physical impact of a cancer diagnosis through individual and family counseling.

We also have an extensive group support program including the following: a weekly group for newly diagnosed adjuvant patients, a weekly group for women with advanced disease, a weekly group for young women with advanced disease, a monthly program for partners of adjuvant patients, a weekly relaxation program, and a quarterly program dealing with sexual issues.

For more information about these programs, please call Roz Kleban (646-888-5271) or Susan Glaser (646-888-5203).

Nutrition Services

There are two clinical dietitians who offer individual nutrition counseling. Dietitians can address the following topics: healthy eating guidelines, management of side effects, weight management counseling, and herbal supplement information.

Art Therapy Services

Group art therapy sessions are available to patients. In addition, one day a week there is an open studio for all patients and their family members. Learn more about art therapy.