Breast Center

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Close to Home

Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center’s Breast Center offers comprehensive breast services that include diagnostics and biopsies, and a full range of treatment options for breast cancer, provided by JHHCMC specialists. Our Breast Center is the only hospital-based program for breast cancer treatment in Howard County, allowing our patients to receive expert care, close to home in Columbia, MD. We are located on the first floor of the Berman Pavilion, which is adjacent to the main hospital (see #2 on campus map).

Our Services

Regular screenings for breast cancer can save thousands of lives each year and an early detection and diagnosis improves chances for successful treatment. We offer:

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Q&A With Experts

Abnormal Screening Mammogram

Dr. Olutayo Sogunro, Johns Hopkins breast surgical oncologist, explains what may cause an abnormal mammogram result and possible next steps, including additional imaging and biopsy.

Breast Cancer: Family History & Genetics

Dr. Sogunro discusses the importance of knowing your family history, the role genes play in your risk for breast cancer and what to expect from genetic counseling.

Lumpectomy, Mastectomy and Reconstruction after Breast Cancer

Lisa K. Jacobs, M.D., Johns Hopkins breast surgeon, explains surgical and non-surgical treatment options for breast cancer including lumpectomy and mastectomy as well as breast reconstruction options.