Dr. Hina Ghafoor is a Board Certified primary care doctor who cares for patients of the Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Westminster and Eldersburg communities at Mercy Personal Physicians at Reisterstown.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Dr. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, leads a team of Board Certified physicians who provide compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
This 3D medical animation about targeted cancer cell therapy depicts normal cell division, apoptosis, tumor cell formation, tumor development, and angiogenesis of a tumor.
Mercy’s multidisciplinary cancer team evaluates breast cancers to determine a tailored treatment plan, which may include targeted therapy. The breast surgeons of The Hoffberger Breast Center work closely with Mercy’s team of medical oncologists when considering the best treatment plan for each woman.
Targeted therapy uses drugs to interfere with very specific molecules in cancer cells. This interference results in blocking the growth and spread of the cancer. Targeted therapies often can attack cancer cells without doing much damage to normal cells. Targeted therapies tend to have different and less severe side effects than chemotherapy. Targeted therapy is often used in combination with chemotherapy to treat breast cancer.
Some breast cancers overexpress a growth factor receptor, called HER2/neu (the molecular “target” for the drugs). Mercy’s pathologists assess all breast tumors for expression of this receptor. If your breast cancer is overexpressing this receptor, targeted therapy may be recommended. Your medical oncologist will review the risks and benefits of these drugs with you.
The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, features some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top rated breast cancer doctors, surgeons and specialists in a comfortable, caring atmosphere within The Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine. The Breast Center provides the Baltimore region with expertise in patient treatment for diseases and conditions including breast cancer, breast lumps, breast calcifications, nipple discharge and cysts. Our Doctors offer advanced treatment options and were the first in Maryland to treat patients using (IORT) intraoperative radiation therapy.
Dr. Bernie Chang is Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy and also leads The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center. He pioneered treatment options like DIEP flap breast reconstruction.
Donna, a nurse and breast cancer survivor, tells the story of her two breast reconstruction surgeries with Mercy's Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center.