Every year in the United States, close to 260,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. They are women of all ages and all types: young women, older women, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends and loved ones. While the types of breast cancers vary almost as much as the women who are diagnosed with them, more is known about breast cancer than ever before.
No matter where you are in your journey through this illness, the Johns Hopkins Breast Center offers a comprehensive program with breast cancer specialists who can manage any phase of your disease.
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Newly diagnosed patients evaluated in a one day clinic to reduce time between diagnosis and treatment. Learn more.
Our breast specialists are located in Baltimore, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview, and Green Spring Station. View our locations.
At Johns Hopkins, the skin sparing mastectomy is the most common type of mastectomy surgery performed for breast cancer treatment. This animation shows and describes this advanced surgical procedure, which preserves the skin during the removal of one or both breasts, allowing for a better breast reconstruction result.
Know Your Options for Breast Reconstruction
Most women treated for breast cancer are eligible for breast reconstruction. Learn about your many options.