UW Breast Clinic

4245 Roosevelt Way NE (Roosevelt II)
Women's Health Care Center, 4th Floor
Mary Laya, MD, MPH
For planned absences (vacation, conference leave, etc.) contact:

Mary Laya, mlaya@uw.edu

For emergency absences (sick leave, family emergency, etc.) contact:

Mary Laya, mlaya@uw.edu

Thursday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learning Goals

The Breast Health Rotation is designed to provide a trainee with experience in the evaluation of new breast complaints and management of non-cancerous conditions in both lactating and non-lactating women and in men presenting with breast-specific complaints. The WHCC Breast Health Center currently serves as a diagnostic “front door” for women with:

  • Breast lumps (self-discovered or referred)
  • Breast Pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Abnormal outside mammogram
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Risk reduction consultation for women at high risk of breast cancer
  • Ongoing surveillance of women at very high risk of cancer

The complete rotation description, objectives and learning goals can be found at the WHCC Wiki site rotation page: sites.google.com/site/whccteaching/Home/BreastHealthRotation. The Topics and Learning Resource section contains information on a variety of topics.


More details about the clinic: sites.google.com/site/whccteaching/Home/BreastHealthRotation/BreastHealthClinicFacts

Learning resources: sites.google.com/site/whccteaching/Home/BreastHealthRotation/LearningResources

Another important resource in the National Comprehensive Cancer Consortium Network site: http://www.nccn.org/index.asp. You will need to register for this free site. We rely on the NCCN guidelines in the evaluation of undiagnosed breast problems, genetic risk assessment, and prevention of breast cancer. Go to the "NCCN Guidelines for Detection, Prevention, & Risk Reduction" section, Breast Cancer and check out the section on

  • Breast Cancer Risk Reduction 
  • Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis 
  • Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian 

Key References