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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Medically Advanced Care for Metastatic Breast Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, we know the anxiety you must feel. Metastatic breast cancer is stage IV breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body. Experts at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins offer the most medically advanced diagnostics, treatments and management of metastatic breast cancer to improve survival, to relieve symptoms and to improve a patient’s quality of life. Additionally, our board-certified oncologists and other physicians help to limit the physical and emotional trauma of metastatic breast cancer with the following:

  • Access to new treatment approaches through clinical trials
  • Extensive, personalized care
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Ongoing evaluation
  • Specialized treatments

Top Ranking Cancer Program in Maryland

As ranked by U.S.News & World Report, Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked #9 6 in the United States among adult cancer hospitals and is also the only cancer program in Maryland in the top 20 rankings. This important distinction is based on specialized expertise and data driven outcomes.

Customized Breast Cancer Care with Personal Attention

Our esteemed oncologists place our patients with breast cancer patients at the center of a compassionate, highly skilled team. We provide a personalized and patient-centered approach to our comprehensive services as we treat the whole patient, not just the metastatic breast cancer. The real benefit of multidisciplinary care is that each patient receives the expertise of an entire group of elite breast cancer specialists. In this way, our patients feel more confident that they have explored every available option to care.

Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team Expertise

All members of the breast cancer multidisciplinary clinic are committed to providing patients and caregivers the highest quality of care and attention. This means before we prescribe a course of treatment for metastatic breast cancer, each patient’s case is thoroughly reviewed by highly-skilled oncologists and support staff in numerous specialties, including:

  • Board-certified oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and surgeons
  • Dietitians
  • Navigators
  • Pharmacists
  • Rehabilitation specialists
  • Social workers
  • Supportive and palliative care team
  • Living with Breast Cancer Appointments
  • Trained oncology nurses
  • Educational events and programs for patients and families