Expert Care, Personal Attention
You or your doctor may have found a lump in your breast during an exam. Or you may have been called back after a suspicious mammogram. Perhaps you are wondering if the care you are receiving is sufficient. If so, you may want to visit a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that specializes in the breast.
One such center is the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, where nationally and internationally known breast cancer specialists focus their compassionate care, expertise and research exclusively on breast cancer patients. No matter where you live or who you are, we can develop a diagnosis and treatment plan that’s right for you.
A Unique Model for Patient Care
In 1997, we developed a patient care model so successful that it’s been adopted by other programs around the country. The program’s key element is that two of our oncology nurses are also breast cancer survivors. These women provide invaluable support and education to newly diagnosed patients, and they’re also certified breast health educators and breast cancer nurse navigators. Additionally, we can partner newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer survivor volunteers who have experienced similar breast cancer diagnoses and treatments.
We understand how nerve wracking it can be to wait for a diagnosis. That’s why our Breast Center patients usually receive biopsy results within one day. In fact, we have been providing same day mammography readings and overnight biopsy results to our patients since 1997. Of course, accuracy is of utmost importance. Our pathologists have extensive experience evaluating and classifying breast tissue specimens. In fact, they’re trusted around the world to give second opinions on biopsy slides.
Comprehensive Diagnostic and Treatment Services
Learn more about our specialized services:
- Screening and diagnosis
- Multidisciplinary Clinics
- Genetic testing/Breast and Ovarian Screening and Surveillance
- Radiation oncology
- Breast surgical oncology
- Reconstructive breast surgery
- Medical oncology
- Integrative/Complementary medicine
- Clinical trials
- Palliative and supportive care
- Follow-up care/survivorship
- Survivor volunteers
- Nutritional services
- LiveWell Center for Women 40 & Younger
- Center for Rare Breast Tumours