Recent statistics indicate that 1 in 8 women may develop breast cancer during her lifetime, and while breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women, their lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. At Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) our aim is to reduce the burden of breast cancer in Oregon and SW Washington for both women and men.
Regular mammograms are the best way to protect your health and detect problems early. We are committed to helping you understand your risks, and provide the most personalized, advanced breast care possible in a setting that is comfortable and private while offering optimum scheduling convenience and financial assistance for screenings.
Our multidisciplinary care team appreciates that your breast health is personal. We do all that we can to ensure that your experience at CMH is positive and focused on your individual needs.
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To learn more about the CMH Breast Health program, including education and financial assistance available, please call 503-338-4520.
Our breast health educator is available to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation, and to present to groups (classes, social clubs, church groups, etc.), or at awareness events. Our core message focuses on breast cancer facts, the latest recommended screening guidelines, risk factors, and ways to reduce breast cancer risks.
CMH can also connect those who qualify with government sponsored financial assistance programs to help pay for mammograms and other screening or diagnostic procedures to rule out the presence of breast or cervical cancer.
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CMH offers high-quality, patient-centered care to our patients and partner physicians. Our breast health imaging services including:
CMH Imaging Services follows the current American Cancer Society recommendations, and our caregivers are board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists. The program is ACR and MQSA/FDA certified. All mammograms performed at CMH are read by radiologists accredited by the American College of Radiology.
To schedule a mammogram or to learn more about CMH Imaging Services, please call 503-338-4025.
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If you receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, CMH offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, including chemotherapy. Your physician and members of your care team will provide you with the information and options they feel best suit your particular needs based on the findings. Scheduled to begin in late 2017, CMH will provide PET/CT and radiation therapy at the CMH/OHSU Cancer Care Center. For those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, CMH is deeply committed to providing numerous support services including a dedicated care planner and an oncology nurse navigator.
To learn more about cancer treatment options and support at CMH, please call 503-338-4589.
CMH Breast Health is located in the Cancer Resource Center in the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative.
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