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Breast Cancer Treatments and Services
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 that resulted in a positive biopsy for breast cancer. Perhaps you are wondering if the care you are about to receive 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, extensive experience 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. Many of our patients travel long distances to Johns Hopkins for their surgical management. Recommendations from our multidisciplinary team provide a road map for our patients' post-operative therapies.
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.
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 sent from elsewhere. Some patients send us their pathology slides from their biopsy of breast cancer surgery to have them re-read here, simply to ensure the accuracy of the information associated with the type of breast cancer, grade of the cells and other key prognostic factors that directly influence the treatment recommendations.
Comprehensive Diagnostic and Treatment Services
Learn more about our specialized services:
- Breast surgical oncology
- Multidisciplinary clinics
- Genetic testing/Breast and Ovarian Screening and Surveillance (BOSS)
- Reconstructive breast surgery
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Nutritional services
- Integrative/complementary medicine
- Clinical trials
- Patient advocacy
- Breast cancer survivorship care
- Palliative and supportive care
- LiveWell Center for Women 40 & Younger
- Center for Rare Breast Tumours