The Comprehensive Breast Care Center was started over twenty years ago by Dr. Patricia J. Numann. The Center was developed out of what Dr. Numann felt was a need for women in the community to have a dedicated comprehensive compassionate center to receive personalized breast and breast cancer care. Since its creation in 1986 the Center has seen more than 14,000 patients and 2,000 breast cancer patients.
With the retirement of Dr. Numann, University Hospital has renamed and dedicated her Comprehensive Breast Care Center. In an effort to more adequately reflect her accomplishments and legacy as a prominent endocrine surgeon as well as one of CNY's most well known breast surgeons, the center was recently re-named the Patricia J. Numann Breast and Endocrine Surgery Center in 2007.
The Numann Breast & Endocrine Surgery Center provides consultation for women and men with both benign and malignant breast conditions.
The Center also provides:
University Hospital is also proud to offer CNY's first Multi-Disciplinary Breast Cancer Program.
Women (or men) with a known diagnosis of breast cancer can be seen at the Upstate Breast Cancer Program. At this Multi-specialty center patients can be seen by several breast cancer specialists who will be involved in their care such as surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. Patients seen in this program will have an individual treatment plan recommended which represents the consensus of the entire multi-specialty team after careful review. In addition, recent biopsies are reviewed by our pathologists, assuring our team is in agreement with the diagnosis.
As part of the SUNY Upstate Medical University, the Patricia J. Numann Breast & Endocrine Surgery Center participates in educating and mentoring students, residents, and fellows learning about breast disease and breast cancer. Studies have actually revealed a superior level of care, with better outcomes, at teaching centers such as ours.
Every month our specialists hold a Breast Cancer Conference where difficult, complex or interesting cases are presented. All physicians and participants discuss and debate specific cases and come to a consensus about appropriated treatment. All members of the Breast Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team are present for these sessions and include: