Accredited Breast Cancer Center in Richmond

If you suspect you may have breast cancer or if you are worried about a family member with a breast cancer diagnosis, consult the experts at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

For more information about our breast cancer program, please call (804) 320-3627.

Our breast cancer program in Richmond, Virginia is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and is also a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, distinguished by the American College of Radiology. From diagnosis to breast cancer treatment, and from recovery to survivorship, our oncologists and breast health experts are here for you.

Breast cancer screening

Our breast cancer screening services are offered to help you identify your risk for breast cancer and to develop an individualized care plan to reduce those risks. We can also work with your family members to identify their risks.

Our mammography services include digital mammography, 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, breast density assessment and a wide range of biopsy techniques. These imaging tests are performed by a radiologist who will review the results with you. If a biopsy is required for further testing, we will work with your schedule to make the appointment.

Breast cancer diagnosis

Our board-certified pathologists offer timely and accurate breast cancer diagnosis using the latest in molecular testing. Our breast center staff will contact you with your screening results, as well as explain and schedule any additional diagnostic testing.

Breast cancer can start anywhere in the breast tissue, but the most common places are in the ducts and lobules. The cancer cells in these areas may eventually form a tumor or invade nearby tissue, such as the chest wall or lymph glands.

A positive breast cancer diagnosis is found through a biopsy (an examination of the breast tissue). A breast biopsy tells your treatment team about the type of breast cancer you have and helps your physician determine the optimal individualized treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery.

Breast cancer treatment

At Johnston-Willis, we offer many treatment options to help you get back to your family and everyday life. Your breast cancer treatment plan may include breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or hormone therapy.

You can trust you are in capable hands with our breast health experts. Your breast cancer team may include mammography and ultrasound technologists, breast radiologists, a breast imaging nurse navigator, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast surgeons and plastic surgeons.

Your treatment team attends a multidisciplinary tumor board where your case is presented and discussed to ensure you receive the best possible care. Our partnership with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute means your team has access to state-of-the-art therapies and clinical trials providing information on the newest advances in cancer treatment.

Complete breast cancer support

Our team at Johnston-Willis understands and emphasizes the importance of providing education and resources to our breast cancer patients. We offer comprehensive cancer support services, including cancer rehabilitation and a dedicated breast imaging nurse navigator, to help you throughout your journey to recovery.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Johnston-Willis Hospital is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally-trusted care with the support of a globally-recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially-trained nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (804) 591-4152 or chat online at