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Breast biopsy

A breast biopsy removes a sample of breast tissue that is looked at under a microscope to check for breast cancer. A breast biopsy is usually done...

Breast Cancer Outreach Program

The Breast Cancer Outreach Program at Providence Cancer Center provides women and their families with support services free of charge,...

Breast Conserving Surgery

Surgery overview Breast-conserving surgery removes the cancer or abnormal tissue, but leaves the rest of the breast intact. The goal is to take...

Breast reconstruction surgery

Breast reconstruction is surgery to rebuild the size and shape of a breast after your breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer. It is...

Breast self-awareness education

A breast self-examination involves checking your breasts to help detect breast problems or changes. Many breast problems are first discovered by...

Breast surgery

Surgery on the breast may be done for a number of reasons including: As local treatment for breast cancer: Breast surgery is considered the...

Breast ultrasound

A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast. A breast ultrasound can show all areas of the breast,...

Breast-specific Gamma imaging (BSGI)

Breast-specific Gamma imaging (BSGI) is a molecular study of the breast. The BSGI machine is similar to a mammogram machine: It is small and has a...

Cancer Center lending libraries

Knowledge about cancer helps patients and their loved ones as they navigate diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For patients and families,...

Cancer financial counseling

In keeping with our mission and core values, Providence Health & Services cares for people and their health needs, even if they can’t afford to...

Cancer genetic counseling

Working as part of a team of doctors and other health professionals, genetic counselors provide education and support to families with members who...

Cancer information and referral

Providence Cancer Support Services provides emotional and practical support to cancer patients and their families when they need it most.

Cancer lymphedema therapy

Providence Health & Services offers a variety of rehabilitation oncology programs for therapy related to breast cancer. General oncology...

Cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling

Cancer risk assessment examines personal and family history information that influences cancer risk.

Cancer support groups

Cancer support groups provide education and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Support groups are led by our professional staff...

Cancer treatment plan and summary

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists recommends cancer patients receive a treatment plan and summary. The treatment plan includes a...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of medicine to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is called a systemic treatment because the medicines enter the...

Clinical trials, cancer

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer...

Durable medical equipment

Providence Home Medical Equipment offers a full-line of common and special-order medical products, devices and supplies. From scooters and lift...

High-risk breast care

At Providence, we believe in making health care as easy and effective as possible for you. Our high-risk breast service was developed with that in...

Home oxygen systems

Oxygen therapy is a way to get more oxygen into your lungs and bloodstream. It is sometimes used for people with diseases that make it hard to...

Home services coordination

Providence Home Services offers centralized access for convenient, immediate and multi-service referrals. Providence Home Services access teams...

Lifeline

Providence Lifeline medical alert service gives individuals of all ages access to personal support and at-home emergency assistance 24 hours a day,...

Lumpectomy

Surgery overview Breast-conserving surgery removes the cancer or abnormal tissue, but leaves the rest of the breast intact. The goal is to take...

Mammography

A mammogram is an X-ray test of the breasts (mammary glands) used to screen for breast problems, such as a lump, and whether a lump is fluid-filled...

Mammosite

MammoSite is a treatment option for early-stage breast cancer following breast-conserving surgery. Current standard treatment for early-stage...

Mastectomy

Surgery overview Mastectomy is the surgical removal of the breast. It is usually performed by a general surgeon as local therapy to treat breast...

Mind-Body medicine

Mind-Body medicine is the provision of services which recognize that the mind, the emotions and the spirit all have a role in the healing of the...

Multidisciplinary cancer care

The evidence-based, multidisciplinary team approach to patient care at Providence Cancer Center is creating hope and changing lives for many people...

Oncology nurse navigator

An oncology nurse navigator is an oncology certified nurse (OCN) who provides  education for each cancer patient concerning their individual...

Oncology social work

Oncology social workers assess the needs of cancer patients. They can facilitate communication with the health care team, provide emotional support...

Respiratory equipment

Providence Home Medical Equipment offers a complete line of respiratory equipment products and services.  Respiratory therapists provide patient...

Transitions: An Appearance Center

We carry the following items in our Portland, Oregon locations: mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis, and lymphedema garments. Begin to feel like...

Welcome to Medicare exam

Medicare covers a one-time preventive physical exam within the first 12 months that you have Part B.

Well adult exam

Your health care provider will check your general health, look into conditions that you report symptoms for and may screen you for other diseases...