The Breast Care Center (BCC) provides comprehensive breast health care in a welcoming and patient-family centered environment. Services include early detection, diagnostic imaging services, specialist consultation for benign breast conditions, and treatment of breast cancer. Whenever possible, care is coordinated to provide consultations during a single visit. This is particularly convenient for patients living beyond the Portland area.
Our team of specialists includes surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Non-physician members of the team include a breast certified nurse practitioner, nurses who have received specialized training in breast health and breast cancer, an oncology dietitian, an oncology social worker, certified genetic counselors, and the American Cancer Society patient navigator.
The breast care team meets weekly to develop optimal treatment plans for our patients. The recommendation is then reviewed with the patient and family to keep them well informed and understanding what to expect every step of the way.
Our program has earned full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which assures that patients have access to a range of critical services.
“Screening is really important in the sense that it can detect disease before we could have a physical exam finding or before the patient feels a change to their breast. Being able to detect disease at an earlier state often will allow us more options and how we may proceed with care.” — Paige Teller, MD
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