Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital

Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital

(718) 226-6790

Fax (718) 226-7950

256 Mason Avenue, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305


The Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital is the first to serve our community with the total spectrum of breast related care, addressing all breast health needs at one site.

From education to early detection, through treatment and beyond, we ensure our patients receive the most expert clinical care and compassionate support in a serene setting.

Our multidisciplinary team includes skilled breast and reconstructive surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors, nurse navigators, social workers and other caring support personnel.

Our services include:

  • Advanced breast imaging
  • Counseling
  • Genetic testing
  • Leading-edge surgical techniques
  • Innovative reconstruction techniques
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Weekly multidisciplinary breast conferences and case management meetings for team review of individual cases

Advanced breast imaging

The Virginia Gruppuso Breast Imaging Center, located on the first floor of the Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center, offers cutting-edge imaging and biopsy services in a warm and soothing environment.

We use advanced imaging tools that assist in detecting and diagnosing cancer early, including:

  • Digital mammography
  • Stereotactic or ultrasound-guided needle biopsy
  • Breast MRI
  • MRI guided biopsy
  • 3D breast imaging (tomosynthesis)

For more information or to schedule a mammography, call (718) 226-1333.

Understanding breast cancer

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives.  It kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer.  We are working hard to reduce those numbers - early detection makes all the difference.  Learn about the different types of breast cancer, the causes and the signs and symptoms here.

Assess your risk for breast cancer
Be informed about your personal breast health. Take an easy, online risk assessment here

How is breast cancer diagnosed?
Catching breast cancer early saves lives. See how we use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to find and diagnose breast cancer here.

Understanding genetic testing for breast cancer
Cancer is a disease of the genes. If your personal or family history is a risk factor for developing breast cancer, genetic testing may be right for you. We’ll help you assess your options and make informed decisions. Find out about genetic testing here.

Benign breast conditions
Not all conditions that occur in breasts are cancerous.  In fact, most are benign, meaning non-cancerous.  But benign conditions need to be addressed, as they may put you at higher risk of developing breast cancer in the future. Learn more.


The High Risk Breast Cancer Program
Our High Risk Breast Cancer Program helps women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to a personal or family history. See our comprehensive early detection approach here.

The Cancer Services Program of Staten Island
If you’re having trouble affording the cost of breast cancer screenings, we may be able to help. Click here to find out about our Cancer Services Program for uninsured or under-insured people.


How is breast cancer treated?
Breast cancer is a complex disease, so treatments must be individualized based on a variety of factors. Our Comprehensive Breast Center specialists are experts in their field and will devise a personalized treatment plan just for you. Learn more about treatment options here.

Breast reconstructive surgery
Breast reconstruction is an option for many women undergoing breast cancer treatment. Our supportive staff can help you decide if reconstruction is right for you and can help guide you through the process. Learn more about breast reconstruction here.

Our surgeons

Cynara Lynne Coomer, MD

  • Chief - Chief-Comprehensive Breast Center of Surgery - Breast Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital
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Sara Yeon Kim, MD


Support groups
Joining a support group can be one of the best ways to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis. Support groups allow you to connect with others who are going through the same experience and empower you to move beyond your diagnosis and face whatever challenges lie ahead. Check out our support groups here.

Contact us
Have questions or wish to schedule an appointment? Call (718) 226-8800.

Are you at risk for breast cancer?

Early detection saves lives.

256 Mason Avenue , 2nd Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305
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