Breast Cancer Services

One in eight women will have breast cancer. For women older than 40, one in three will be diagnosed with a breast health concern. That’s your mother, your sister, your daughter – you. If you or someone you love is facing a breast cancer diagnosis, Providence is here for you. We offer the best possible, most comprehensive breast care – right here, close to where you live and work. We also provide support and sensitivity that comes only from experience.

Diagnosis and treatment options

Talk with your doctor to find out what options are available and work best for you.

Screening

Screening tests include mammograms, breast MRI, ultrasounds and stereotactic biopsies.

Breast surgery

There are two basic types of breast surgery: lumpectomy and mastectomy. Our experienced breast surgeons treat more than 200 new breast cancer patients each year.

Breast tumor board

Our multi-disciplinary panel of doctors and nurses meets weekly to evaluate new breast cancer cases. It’s like having your own team of breast cancer experts – including a pathologist, breast radiologist, breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast care coordinator and research coordinator – to review your situation and develop a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan.

Breast care coordinator

Depending on their location, women newly diagnosed with breast cancer may meet with a breast care coordinator, who helps her understand her diagnosis and treatment options. As treatment progresses, they are available anytime to answer questions about issues affecting your treatment, provide emotional support or find resources like transportation, housing, financial assistance, wigs, breast prosthesis and medications.

Support groups and services

Many breast cancer and cancer support groups are available at our locations. Talk with your doctor to find out what is available near you.

Mentors

Carefully selected patients or family members share their experiences with cancer, one-on-one with others facing similar experiences.

Integrative medicine

  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise
  • Lymphedema prevention and treatment
  • Massage
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Yoga

Contact Us

Providence Regional Cancer System - Shelton

Providence Regional Cancer System - Lacey

Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center - Walla Walla