Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack: Breast Cancer Care Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack provides a range of diagnostic and treatment procedures for patients with breast cancer or those who may have a higher-than-average risk because of a personal or family history.

Address & Telephone Number

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack
650 Commack Road
Commack, New York 11725
Travel Directions

For appointments call: 631-623-4000

Screening

At the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack, we offer a variety of screening methods to detect breast cancer. Radiology, including screening mammography and screening sonography for certain high-risk patients, is done on-site at the center.

We also offer genetic consultations for patients with a strong family history of cancer. Women who have a higher-than-average risk of getting breast cancer because of a personal or family history or a genetic mutation may be eligible to participate in our Special Surveillance Breast Program.

Diagnosis

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack offers diagnostic mammography and sonography, stereotactic, ultrasound-, and MRI-guided biopsies, as well as radiology consultations and second opinions. All pathology specimens from biopsies are sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan for evaluation, where pathologists who are experts in breast cancer evaluate each slide. We also provide surgical consultations for patients with palpable lumps or abnormal mammograms, as well as for patients who already have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Surgical Services

Patients with breast cancer can receive preoperative evaluations, surgical planning, and postoperative care at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack. All major surgeries are performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan. However, some minor surgical procedures (those that require only local anesthesia) can be performed at Commack. Plastic surgery consultations for breast reconstructions take place in Manhattan, although some postoperative care for plastic surgery can be provided at Commack.

Medical Oncology

Medical oncologists at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack treat breast cancer patients in different stages of illness. We offer treatments designed to prevent breast cancer and treatments that may offer cure or control for newly diagnosed breast cancer, established or recurring. We use the latest interventions including biologics, hormonal agents, and chemotherapy.

Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy consultations and treatments are offered at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack. Our state-of-the-art equipment features a computed tomography (CT)-based treatment planning system and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). This way we deliver a more targeted and uniform dose to the tumor than standard radiation, thus sparing surrounding healthy tissue. We offer treatment to women with breast cancer who require either whole breast irradiation after lumpectomy or chest wall irradiation after mastectomy. Patient care is complemented by our nurses, who are specially trained in helping patients cope with the side effects of radiation therapy.

Nursing

At all Memorial Sloan Kettering facilities, our doctors and nurses work together as a team, in what is called the Collaborative Practice Model. Preoperative and postoperative nursing care is provided at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack. Nurses can also help patients with referrals for support groups, postmastectomy prostheses, and other services.

Integrative Medicine

Yoga classes and massage therapy, offered through Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service, are available at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Commack. Acupuncture services are also provided, including investigational treatments for hot flashes. Nutritional consultations by telephone are available as well.