'Ohana Mammography Center

Contact: (509) 574-3860

Scheduling: (509) 574-3863

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Monday thru Friday 8-4pm

Address: 1515 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address

Monday 7:30-4pm, Tuesday thru Friday 7:30-5:30pm

'Ohana Mammography Center

'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. Digital 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 services are the foundation of 'Ohana, additional diagnostic and support services are offered in the same beautiful facility. 'Ohana offers a communication linkage for women to access doctors, diagnosticians, counselors, and other health professionals.

Our Services

  • 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

Mammography Screening Guidelines and You

National organizations that publish guidelines about breast cancer screening have different recommendations depending on age and risk factors, so it is important for you to discuss the best screening option with your doctor.

Around age 40, you should talk to your doctor about when to begin mammograms. Women age 50 and older should have a screening mammogram at least every other year - and more often for women whose risk for breast cancer is greater.

For women of average risk*, the American Cancer Society recommends that between the ages of 45-54 they have an annual screening. At age 55, women can choose to change the frequency to every other year. Alternatively, the U.S. Preventative Task Force recommends starting mammograms when women reach age 50; and, at that age, the task force recommends mammograms every other year. A summary of expert recommendations is listed below:

Organization: American Cancer Society
Minimum Age To Start: 40 (Individual choice)
How Often: 45-54 (every year)

Organization: The American Society of Breast Imaging
Minimum Age To Start: 40 (Individual choice)
How Often: 55-On (every 1-2 years)

Organization: US Preventative Task Force
Minimum Age To Start: 40 (Individual choice)
How Often: 50-74 (every 2 years)

Organization: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Minimum Age To Start: 40
How Often: Every Year

Organization: American College of Radiology
Minimum Age To Start: 40
How Often: Every Year

Organization: The Society of Breast Imaging
Minimum Age To Start: 40
How Often: Every Year

Organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Minimum Age To Start: 40
How Often: Every Year

*Patients with a family history or other increased risk factors should consult with their primary care physician regarding recommendations for screening.

If, at any time or age, you detect a lump or notice a change in your breast health, you should contact your health care provider. Learn more about your risk of breast cancer »

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.

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.

Nurse Navigators

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 o 5:30-6:30 p.m.

'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.

See a complete list of support groups here >>

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