Our Breast Cancer Services
The team of breast cancer experts at the Breast Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with all stages of breast cancer. We also offer advanced screening and genetic counseling because early and accurate diagnosis is critical to your care.
Every patient’s cancer is reviewed by a core group of doctors that includes a breast surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and genetic counselor. This means they work as a team to consider all options and develop an individualized treatment plan that will deliver the best possible outcome.
In addition, our Breast Center offers:
- An infusion center providing IV therapy of all types
- Onsite ultrasounds, CT, and MRI scans
- Upright stereotactic core, ultrasound-guided, MRI-guided, and breast biopsies
- Radiation therapy using the most advanced image guided therapy.
- Cancer rehab, including lymphedema management
- Comprehensive breast surgical services, including intraoperative radiation therapy, oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery
- Breast cancer screening programs, including same day 3-D mammograms
- Multidisciplinary teams of oncologists and surgeons who meet weekly
- Molecular profiling and treatment
- Genetic counseling
- Clinical trials program, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy
- Patient and family support services, including a survivorship program, cardio-oncology, geriatric oncology, social work, financial counseling, and transportation
- Patient navigation services
- Second opinion fast-track program
The most effective diagnosis and treatment plans require state-of-the-art, cancer-fighting resources. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Breast Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. From diagnosis through survivorship, we offer expert, compassionate care—close to home.
The Importance of a Second Opinion
Personal physicians are ideal for the bumps and bruises we get from everyday life. Their care and concern for our well-being is rarely surpassed and is usually plenty to get us through whatever we are dealing with. When it comes to something as serious as cancer, though, a second opinion is recommended.
An expert who specializes in your specific form of cancer will have infinitely more experience and will be up to speed on the latest and most advanced treatment options that your personal physician will just not have the time to research. Even if you’ve already started or had treatment, it’s not too late to get a second opinion. Our team can see you in as quickly as two days’ time.
When determining where to go for a second opinion, here are some questions to keep in mind.
- How much experience do the physicians at the facility have—how many patients have they treated each year and how many times is each treatment performed?
- Are the physicians properly trained to diagnose and treat your form of cancer—do they have board certification?
- Does the facility meet high standards for cancer diagnosis and treatment—is the hospital properly accredited and are they consistently recognized for medical excellence?
When cancer is a concern, you want the very best care possible. Now, with the MedStar Franklin Square Cancer Center at Loch Raven Campus, access to the region’s top cancer specialists is more convenient than ever through the MedStar Health Cancer Network.
The MedStar Health Cancer Network brings together specialists from our four sister hospitals in the Baltimore area to deliver exceptional cancer care that is easily accessible to patients and their families.
We have some of the area’s finest minds in medicine, who, armed with state-of-the-art technology, work together with patients and their families to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Benefits of MedStar Health Cancer Network:
- Internationally renowned cancer specialists
- Comprehensive care for even the rarest cancers
- Individualized treatment plans
- Access to the latest research and clinical trials
- Support before, during and after treatment
We continuously meet the rigorous standards that are required to earn recognition from some of the nation’s most highly regarded accredited bodies, including:
- Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer for more than 20 years
- Accreditation from the American College of Radiology for more than 30 years.
Our fellowship-trained specialists are actively involved in leading-edge research that is shaping the future of medicine. We diagnose and treat even the rarest cancers.
Every member of our team understands that quality of life, emotional support and treatment options are key to successfully treating cancer. Our focus is on the individual needs of each patient.
At MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital we take a multidisciplinary approach that includes a team of oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, a genetic counselor and more.
Learn More about Breast Cancer
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