Columbus Community Hospital

Total breast care

A breast cancer diagnosis is one of the most frightening things you can ever experience. A million questions run through your mind, including: How advanced is my cancer? Will I lose my breast? Will the treatment be painful? And, perhaps most importantly: Can my cancer be cured?

At Columbus Community Hospital, we can help you with total breast cancer care — from detection through reconstruction.


If you have breast cancer, you want to find out as early in the disease process as possible so you have a better chance at a cure. Columbus Community Hospital’s North Central Radiology team helps detect cancer using cutting-edge technology. The hospital’s 3-D mammography system allows our radiologists to identify tumors that may have gone unnoticed with a standard mammogram.

If we detect an abnormality during your mammogram, we can take you to the next level of care — an image-guided biopsy. The most common technique uses ultrasound to help locate and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. We will perform the biopsy and report the results as quickly as possible, so you don’t have to wait and worry for long. 


When a biopsy confirms you have a cancerous or precancerous lesion, the compassionate staff members at the hospital’s Columbus General Surgery can walk you through the process of surgical treatment. If cancer is present, they can determine the severity of each case and advise the best course of action. Our surgeons are skilled in performing surgical procedures to remove breast cancer, including: 

  • Surgical biopsy – the surgical removal of tissue from a lump or mass for examination under a microscope.  
  • Lumpectomy/partial mastectomy – the surgical removal of the breast lump and some of the tissue around it. The lump is removed in one piece and sent to the lab for examination. 
  • Full mastectomy – the removal of the entire breast to treat or prevent breast cancer.