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Welcome to the Breast Center at Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr. med. Prof. h. c. Christof Sohn
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The Breast Center at the Heidelberg University Women’s Hospital is one of the largest centers of its kind in Germany. Every year we provide treatment for 600 women with breast cancer. As a center of excellence, we have taken on the responsibility for diagnosing and treating breast disorders, particularly breast cancer, to the very highest standards. In order to guarantee this, we have placed an interdisciplinary team of internationally renowned experts at your disposal.

The high quality of our diagnostic and therapeutic care for breast disorders is well established. The Breast Center is certified according to national criteria (OnkoZert, TÜV, German Society for Breast Diseases, and the German Cancer Society).

We make a great effort to minimize waiting times so you will not be left alone with your fears.

Our expert team consists of  

  • physicians with special experience in mammography,
  • ultrasound specialists,
  • radiologists specialized in MRI,
  • proven experts in breast surgery, including plastic surgery of the breast,
  • oncologists with specialized knowledge of the medical therapy of breast cancer,
  • radiation therapists,
  • pathologists,
  • psycho-oncologists,
  • a social worker,
  • and breast care nurses, i.e. nurses specially educated regarding the needs of our patients, who accompany, advise, and support patients from the time of diagnosis.

The diagnosis of breast diseases can be managed at our Breast Center with state-of-the-art methods such as digital mammography, high resolution ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and confirmed with tissue samples from punch biopsies and vacuum assisted breast biopsies.

In the treatment of breast cancer, various therapeutic options are available (breast-preserving therapy combined with radiation therapy, mastectomy, “systemic“ therapies such as chemotherapy, endocrine or anti-hormone therapy, and antibody therapy) in order to achieve the greatest effectiveness with the fewest side effects and to maintain the best possible quality of life for each individual patient.

Furthermore, you may have the opportunity to profit from current research results and innovative therapies by participating in a clinical study.

For patients wanting breast reconstruction, we are able to use a variety of methods of reconstruction, using your own tissue and/or state-of-the-art prostheses. Our collaboration with the Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service of the BG Emergency Hospital in Ludwigshafen results in interdisciplinary care by gynecologists and plastic surgeons.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

I wish you all the best.

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Dr. med. Prof. h. c. Christof Sohn
Director of the Breast Center and Managing Director of the Heidelberg University Women’s Hospital