'Ohana Mammography Center
Contact: (509) 574-3860
Scheduling: (509) 574-3863
Fax: (509) 249-5319
Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday thru Friday 7:30-5:30pm
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Want to get involved? Many businesses and organizations around the valley are planning Breast Cancer Awareness events with the proceeds going to The Memorial Foundation and `Ohana Mammography Center.
See the calendar for specifics about each event or support 'Ohana with an on line donation here ».
'Ohana, a word found in both Japanese and Hawaiian cultures, was chosen as the name for our Mammography Center to honor the women of our community and represents the "extended family" of Memorial's breast health services. To fully serve the needs of women, a comprehensive and coordinated approach to breast health is vital. It is equally important for women to feel supported and comforted in a warm and caring environment.
At 'Ohana, Memorial's Mammography Center, we offer a supportive and caring environment along with the most advanced digital technology available. 3 D (breast tomosynthesis) mammography allows us to provide our patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Early detection remains a woman's best defense in the battle against breast cancer. Like all cancers, breast cancer develops when abnormal cells in the body change and grow out of control. When problematic breast tissue cells are diagnosed early, the prognosis for cure is extremely high.
Although mammography is the foundation of 'Ohana's services, additional diagnostic and support services are offered in the same beautiful facility. 'Ohana offers a communication link for women to access doctors, diagnosticians, counselors, and other health professionals regarding their breast health.
- Tomosynthesis - 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) is an exciting advancement in breast cancer screening shown in clinical studies to be better than conventional 2D mammography alone. It shows breast tissue in thin layers, like pages in a book, helping doctors dismiss falsely suspicious areas and find breast cancer earlier.
- Screening Mammography
- Cyst Aspiration
- Breast Health Education
- Diagnostic Mammography Ductography
- Financial Counseling
- Diagnostic Breast Ultrasound
- Core Biopsy
- Breast Care Coordination
- Gift Shop: Proceeds from sales benefit vital community health programs through The Memorial Foundation
Guidelines for Early Detection
Studies show that a woman's best defense against breast cancer is a monthly breast self-exam. Pick a day each month, maybe the day of your birthday, and take the time to perform your breast self-exam. Download Breast Self Exam brochure >>.
To ensure the best protection against breast cancer,
- Perform regular breast self-exams (beginning at age 20) so you know the normal feel of your breasts and know how to recognize changes.
- Discuss your risk for breast cancer with your doctor to decide when to start regular mammograms or read about current Breast Screening Guidelines ».
Walk In Clinics
'Ohana offers walk-in clinic hours for screening mammograms on Fridays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. No appointment in necessary—just bring the name of your primary care physician with you. Patients will be seen in the order of arrival. Spanish interpreters are available.
Our nurse navigators are registered nurses who are certified breast health examiners knowledgeable in breast diseases. They help the patient understand her diagnosis and treatment options so she can work with her health care provider to determine the best course of treatment for her. Our navigators are an invaluable educational and emotional supporter for the patient and her family.
Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
'Ohana, Memorial's Mammography Center. 1515 W. Yakima Ave, Yakima Betsy Medrano, RN, Certified Nurse Navigator, and breast health expert will lead discussion on a variety of topics related to breast cancer. Support group is open to all women with breast cancer, from diagnosis to remission.
Also of interest...
- Tips For Having A Mammogram »
- Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines »
- Request your mammogram »
- Imaging Services »
- North Star Lodge »
- Cancer Care »
- Cancer Information »
- Survivor Stories »