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Breast Cancer & Breast Conditions

Online appointment request

You can request an online appointment with the faculty breast practice (non-urgent), or if you would like more information or need to request an urgent appointment, call us at (585) 922-4715.

Dr. Lori Medeiros, Medical Director of the Rochester General Breast Center, talks to 13 Wham News about Breast Cancer. Watch the video.

According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women. Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except skin cancer. However, the number of new cases of breast cancer has decreased from 1999 to 2006 and deaths from breast cancer have decreased a little bit every year. Breast cancer also occurs in men, but the number of new cases is small.

Doctors recommend that women have regular breast exams and mammograms to detect breast cancer early. Treatment is most effective when breast cancer is detected early.

Other Breast Conditions

Although many women fear cancer, most breast problems are not cancerous. Some of the more common breast conditions include: