At Johns Hopkins Hospital, our breast health specialists provide all services including diagnostic imaging, evaluation and treatment for breast care in the Baltimore, Maryland area.
Services We Provide
Learn more about the diagnostic and treatment services we provide patients:
We provide cutting-edge diagnostic testing and screening for patients with breast abnormalities or at risk of developing breast cancer.
Our diagnostic testing and screening services include:
- Mammography - screening and diagnostic
- Biopsy (core, fine needle aspiration, sentinel lymph node, and punch)
Our imaging services are provided by specially-trained Johns Hopkins breast imaging experts. This includes mammography, breast ultrasound, biopsies, and breast MRI. Diagnostic evaluation of breast abnormalities will be completed by breast specialists and breast imaging radiologists.
Our High Risk Clinic assesses your risk for developing breast cancer and will provide guidance from a nurse who will:
- Conduct a complete physical exam, including a clinical breast exam
- Review mammogram and/or ultrasound studies
- Initiate Tamoxifen therapy
- Refer to Breast and Ovarian Surveillance Service (BOSS) and a surgical oncologist
You may be at high risk for breast cancer if you have a history of the following:
- Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH)
- Lobular carcinoma in-situ (LCIS)
- BRCA genetic mutation
- Mantle radiation
- First degree relative (such as a mother, siblings, etc.) diagnosed with breast cancer
- History of breast cancer in the past three years
Patients may self-refer to the High Risk Clinic.
Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons specialize in complex breast reconstruction procedures for patients after surgical breast cancer treatment to restore their self-image and confidence.
At The Johns Hopkins Hospital we provide rehabilitation and support services for all patients which include the following but not limited to:
- Lymphedema therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
We encourage patients to participate in the decision making about their care and treatment. Our specialists provide patient and family education to prepare a patient for decisions about treatment options and what to expect throughout treatment. Our survivor volunteer program for newly diagnosed women, features one-on-one support by a trained survivor volunteer and a certified breast cancer nurse navigator who is also a breast cancer survivor.