Overview

Good health is priceless. Encourage your mothers, daughters, wives and sisters to get their recommended mammogram and bone density screenings.

About our services

Digital Mammography and diagnostic imaging services

Comprehensive care begins with digital screening mammograms using advanced technology and computer-assisted detection to help early detection of breast cancer. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certifies all our breast center technicians. Based on the patient’s needs, follow-up studies may include the following, and can be done in our breast center:

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Diagnostic mammogram
  • Stereotactic guided biopsy
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging

This breast imaging procedure is used as a next-step to help detect breast cancer when more information is needed after a mammogram. BSGI can detect early stage cancers, identify suspicious breast abnormalities, and help doctors distinguish benign from malignant tumors. BSGI is especially useful for women with dense breast tissue, breast implants or scarring from breast cancer surgery.

Nurse Navigator Services

At the Breast Center at Providence, we help each woman understand the risk factors, the importance of early detection and the options for treatment of breast cancer. Our oncology-certified nurse navigator works individually with each patient to ensure medical and emotional needs are met. She also provides free assessment and counseling for those at high risk for developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer.

High Risk Assessment Services

Does breast or ovarian cancer run in your family? The Breast Center at Providence can help you protect yourself. When you know you’re at risk for something, you can make choices that will help you protect yourself. With a genetic test, clinicians can check for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic indicators, which have been linked to an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. We also offer genetic counseling before and after the tests. If BRCA1 or BRCA2 indicators are found, we can discuss options with you to help you manage and lower your risk. That’s the type of information you get from our hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment.

To make an appointment for a cancer risk assessment in conjunction with your mammogram or to talk with a counselor, please call us at 541-732-6100. All testing and counseling is covered by federal and state privacy laws to protect against discrimination in health insurance and employment practices.

“Having the test is empowering but overwhelming. My first impulse was to do something now. Instead, I stepped back and got counseling. Being a BRCA2 carrier does not mean bad things will happen immediately. There is time to process information and make the best possible decisions for yourself and your family.”
~ Nicki

Bone Density Screening Services

The Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center offers bone density screening and lateral vertebral assessments. Osteoporosis is a health concern primarily for women age 50 and older. The only sure way to measure bone density and fracture risk for osteoporosis is a bone mineral density test. In addition, an existing compression fracture of the spine due to osteoporosis increases the risk of subsequent fractures, regardless of bone density. The lateral vertebral assessment is a non-invasive test used to assess fracture status to assist in the management of your health care.

Support Services

Financial Assistance

For countless uninsured women in southern Oregon, screening mammograms are a luxury trumped by necessities of life. For 10 years, Providence has provided a charitable mammography fund so that the cost of a screening does not put a stop to important preventive care. Since 2003 hundreds of women have benefited from the Sister Therese Kohles Fund, which was established by Providence Community Health Foundation. The fund, offered through the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence Medford Medical Center, provides uninsured women with

  • Screening mammograms, including technical reading
  • Additional diagnostic mammograms, when needed
  • Ultrasounds and follow ups, when needed

The fund, which was named in honor of Sister Therese Kohles for her many years of service to the people of southern Oregon, has helped more than 650 women. The Sister Therese Kohles Fund is 100 percent supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses in southern Oregon, such as The Human Bean and the annual Tee It Up to Battle Breast Cancer golf tournament.

Providence offers care for women who cannot afford it, through the Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. This program helps low-income, uninsured and medically under served women gain access to lifesaving screening programs for early detection of breast and cervical cancers. Each year, approximately 7,000 of these women receive screening services.

Funding for this program is provided by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information and eligibility requirements, please call the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program toll-free hotline, 877-255-7070.

To make an appointment for any Breast Center at Providence services please call 541-732-6100.

A Center of Excellence

The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the the American College of Radiology's voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

Breast cancer: Southern Oregon area

Our partnership with the American Cancer Society gives patients access to the "Look Good, Feel Better" program as well as our onsite resource center. For patients, survivors and their families, support groups provide emotional and educational support in either a group setting or a “walk and talk” exercise-oriented environment.Breast cancer support group
Join us for support, education and information.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Providence Medford Medical Center
Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center
1698 E. McAndrews, Suite 180
Medford, OR 97504
Contact the Breast Center at 541-732-6100 for dates and times.

Steps Ahead weekly walks
A breast cancer-support walking group sponsored by Providence Medford Medical Center

Thursdays at 9 a.m.
Rogue Valley Mall, Medford
Contact: Kate Newgard, 541-732-6295.