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Johns Hopkins Breast Health Services at Suburban Hospital provide a wide range of services and treatment for optimal breast care in Bethesda, Maryland.

We have been recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a provider of high quality, comprehensive cancer care.

 
 
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How to Find Us

Johns Hopkins Breast Center at Suburban Hospital
8600 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 
 

Services We Provide

We provide comprehensive evaluations, treatment and breast reconstruction services for patients. Our services include the following:

  • Our specialists provide screening and diagnostic testing which include the following services:

    We collaborate with the Johns Hopkins University Department of Radiation Oncology and Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging in Bethesda to provide our patients a precise diagnosis.

  • We provide medical and surgical treatment for breast abnormalities and breast cancer. Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons provide more options and cosmetic solutions following breast cancer surgery. We also offer nipple sparing and skin sparing mastectomy for patients who meet specific pathology criteria.

  • We offer several support services for patients diagnosed with breast cancer which include the following:

    • Clinical Breast Cancer Social Workers
      Our social workers provide emotional support to patients and their families from the time of diagnosis through treatment and during the transition to life after treatment.They help patients cope with many challenges a cancer diagnosis brings through counseling, support groups and psychoeducational programs.
    • Nurse Navigator Program
      Each patient has access to Suburban Hospital's Nurse Navigator program. Nurse navigators provide cancer patients with resources and guidance for everything from appointment scheduling and insurance questions to helping with transportation and childcare.
    • Rehabilitation Services
      Suburban Hospital has a partnership with National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), which provides rehabilitation services for those coping with the effects of cancer surgery, including lymphedema.
  • We provide two counseling services for patients diagnosed with breast cancer or those at risk of developing breast cancer:

    Genetic Counseling
    You may be at an increased risk of developing cancer based on your family's health history. Here are several risk factors to consider:

    • Personal or family history of breast cancer diagnosed before age 50
    • Personal or family history of ovarian cancer diagnosed at any age
    • Diagnosis of breast and ovarian cancer in the same woman
    • Personal or family history of male breast cancer
    • Breast and/or ovarian cancer in multiple generations
    • Membership in a population known to carry a founder mutation (such as the Ashkenazi Jewish population)
    • Personal history of an abnormal breast biopsy (atypical hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia, for example)

    (Please note: These risk factors are only guidelines. Your individual risk may depend on other factors.)

    Nutrition Counseling
    Adequate nutrition is a concern for many cancer patients. Our oncology dietitian is available to meet with you, one on one, to help you eat better and feel more comfortable throughout your cancer treatment. The oncology dietitian is available for the following:

    • Eating through cancer treatments
    • Assuring diet adequacy and weight maintenance
    • Dietary supplement evaluation
    • What to eat after cancer therapy
    • Other food-related issues that might be a concern

    Any patient — inpatient or outpatient — may meet with our registered dietitian. To consult with the dietitian at any stage of your treatment, ask your breast surgeon or nurse in the radiation oncology, infusion or oncology inpatient department to refer you to the program.

 
 

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