High-Risk Breast Clinic
Leaders in Breast Cancer Treatment
Prevention | Early Detection | Surveillance
For decades, Compass Oncology physicians have been leaders in breast cancer treatment. The multidisciplinary team at Compass Breast Specialists is well known for its leadership role in targeted, personalized cancer treatment in the Portland-Vancouver area. In recent years, this role has expanded to include assessment and ongoing surveillance of patients with complex breast issues, benign breast disease, and high-risk profiles at our High-Risk Breast Clinic.
Our commitment to treating breast cancer begins with prevention and early detection, empowering patients with increased awareness and surveillance.
Clinicians in the High-Risk Breast Clinic are dedicated to educating patients and their families about their risk of developing breast cancer and providing interventions to reduce risk and increase the odds of early detection.
Patients established in the High-Risk Breast Clinic benefit from an ongoing relationship with an advanced practice clinician skilled in breast health who works closely with a team of dedicated professionals to maintain cutting-edge practices. Working closely with our genetic counselors, medical and gynecologic oncologists, and breast surgeons an individualized care plan is developed which minimize breast cancer risk and promotes early detection.
To schedule an appointment please call 971.708.7600 in Portland or 360.944.9889 in Vancouver.
Who We Help In The High-Risk Breast Clinic
- Patients with a family history of multiple members with breast cancer
- Patients with a relative that developed premenopausal breast cancer
- Patients with a family history of any ovarian cancer or male breast cancer
- Patients with histories of breast biopsies with atypia
- Patients with known genetic mutations predisposing them to breast cancer.
High-risk surveillance includes:
- Monthly self-breast exams
- Annual mammograms, 3D mammograms are preferred
- Annual MRI 6 months after a mammogram
- Clinical breast exam twice a year
Comprehensive Breast Care
Clinicians in the High-Risk Breast Clinic work closely with Compass’ other breast programs to provide comprehensive breast care.
Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) Program
Compass Oncology’s groundbreaking Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) program is a leader in personalized cancer-risk reduction. Our goal is to guide you through the often confusing process of deciding if genetic testing is appropriate and help you determine if you have a genetic mutation that puts you at risk for developing certain types of cancer.
Our team includes physicians, nurses, and genetic counselors with advanced expertise in cancer genetics. They have the experience to evaluate family history, provide knowledgeable guidance about cancer detection and prevention, and interpret the results of testing.
High-risk patients include those with inherited gene mutations. The Compass Genetic Risk Evaluation & Testing (GREAT) program provides expert assessment, consultation, testing, and risk reduction strategies.
Compass Breast Specialists
Caring for patients with complex breast issues requires advanced expertise utilizing a sophisticated algorithm for evaluation, workup, consultation, assessment, and ongoing surveillance.
The High-Risk Breast Clinic facilitates patient access to a comprehensive range of breast cancer specialists within Compass Oncology as necessary for individualized care. Patients may be referred for consultations with highly skilled breast surgeons for atypical lesions or to discuss preventative mastectomy, if appropriate to their situation.
Patients may be referred for consultations with highly skilled breast surgeons for atypical lesions or to discuss preventative mastectomy, if appropriate to their situation.