Breast Health
Early detection is your best defense

Breast Health

Getting screened for breast cancer

Whether you’ve found a lump or you’ve hit the big 4-0 and it’s time to get your mammogram, it’s common to feel nervous about the procedure and results.

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, a man’s 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.

Breast cancer screenings

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The Genius 3D Mammography exam is fast and accurate.

CMH Imaging Services offers the most accurate and comfortable mammogram available—the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam with the SmartCurve™. It provides better, earlier breast cancer detection.

Other breast health imaging services including:

  • 2D Mammography
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Image-guided needle biopsy
  • Pre-operative breast lesion localization
  • Direct access to breast MRI and nuclear medicine sentinel node procedures

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.

Breast cancer treatment

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. CMH also offers PET/CT and radiation therapy at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative. 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.

Financial assistance for mammograms

Please call CMH Patient Financial Services at 503-338-7530 learn more about what financial assistance may be available to you. You may be eligible for 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.