Providing surgical consultation and treatment
of benign and malignant breast disease
Call Center: (716) 884-3000
Our team of board-certified healthcare professionals provides compassionate, well-rounded care for breast disease that is
tailored to each patient. We can coordinate same-day appointments with breast imaging as well as medical and radiation oncology to help optimize your care and busy schedule.
In addition to expert surgical breast care, we have access to patient education and assistance resources, wellness and
survivorship services such as nutrition, physical therapy, psychology, breast prosthesis, wigs, and several support groups just to name a few.
Treatment of benign breast disease such as:
- Fibrocystic disease
- Nipple discharge
- Breast pain
About Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative
Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative has treated thousands of women with breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. The good news is, many breast cancers can be successfully treated. At Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative, we offer advanced treatments that maximize positive outcomes and minimize side effects. Combining the expertise of doctors, surgeons and specialists from the region's top medical providers—including local obstetricians, gynecologists, imaging, surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists—our breast cancer oncology team works together to develop the treatment plan that's best for you.
Stuti J. Tambar, MD, FACS
Michele Elia, FNP-BC
Breast Care Patient Forms
Click here to download the Health & History Form. Please fill out and bring this form with you to your next appointment.
Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast
and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC)
Who Should Have Genetic Testing?
The decision to pursue genetic testing is based on a personal or family history of cancer, as well as a blood relative with a known HBOC genetic mutation. If there is a personal history or a close family member diagnosed with any of the HBOC related cancers, genetic evaluation and testing are recommended.
The testing process starts with a comprehensive family history used to assess personal risk and qualification for testing. Once genetic testing is complete, the results will form the basis for establishing future cancer screening recommendations and options for any course of treatment needed.
What are BRCA1 and BRCA2?
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes within the HBOC family of genes that, when a mutation is present, greatly increases the risk for developing cancers, such as breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and melanoma. The genetic mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 are hereditary and can be passed down from generation to generation similar to eye color. Genetic testing, therefore, is done to determine if the inherited gene mutations are present. It is not only a powerful tool in identifying the elevated risk for the HBOC related cancers but can also provide critical information necessary for personalized medical care and appropriate treatment options.
Please contact 716.884.3000 to find out more about genetic testing or to schedule an appointment.