Cancer - Oncology

Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or is going through treatment, Mount Sinai can help. The Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer at the Mount Sinai Health System provides seamless integrated care for every phase of breast health care. We offer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. Our services are available throughout the New York City area. At the same time, we participate in researching the latest diagnostic and treatment options. This means you may have the opportunity to join a state-of-the-art clinical trial.

At Mount Sinai, we use the latest diagnostic and treatment approaches. Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we develop a tailored treatment plan to meet your medical and emotional needs. We can also take care of you if you have medical concerns beyond breast cancer. As a comprehensive, accredited cancer center within a full service hospital, we focus on you as a whole person, providing a patient-centered experience. We take a compassionate approach. Our goal is to give you the best possible experience—and outcome.

The Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer is one of a number of Centers of Excellence at The Tisch Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. All of our Cancer Centers of Excellence provide top-notch, comprehensive, and compassionate care. At the Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer, we start with state-of-the-art diagnostics such as 3D mammography and genetic testing and counseling. We incorporate integrated support services such as nutrition counseling, support groups, and yoga. Our compassionate care uses the most up-to-date techniques and therapies. In addition, our physicians and staff are educating the next generation of breast cancer specialists. We are here for you, now and into the future.

The Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer is led by Elisa Port, MD. Dr. Port specializes in the care and treatment of patients who have or are at increased risk for the disease. Dr. Port has authored a variety of peer-reviewed publications. She has extensive experience with sentinel lymph node biopsy, nipple sparing mastectomy, and the newest surgical techniques for treating all types of breast cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. Early detection is key to surviving this disease. For interesting facts about breast cancer, check out our October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Facts of the Day below. A new video will be added every day at 12 noon.