Breast Services

At Providence, achieving optimal breast health and providing world-class treatment for breast cancer and breast conditions are equal priorities in our continuing goal to improve women's health.

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Cancer Institute Breast Surgery Clinic - West

When you’ve been told you need breast surgery you want expert care. Whether you need surgery for breast cancer, a benign breast condition, or plastic and reconstructive surgery, we will help you understand your condition and your treatment options. Our goal is to work together to make the best decisions about your care.

Our scheduling team is available to book your appointment at any of our three convenient locations: Newberg, Oregon City, or West Portland/St. Vincent.

2328.4 miles away

Cancer Institute Breast Surgery Clinic - West

When you’ve been told you need breast surgery you want expert care. Whether you need surgery for breast cancer, a benign breast condition, or plastic and reconstructive surgery, we will help you understand your condition and your treatment options. Our goal is to work together to make the best decisions about your care.

Our scheduling team is available to book your appointment at any of our three convenient locations: Newberg, Oregon City, or West Portland/St. Vincent.

2328.4 miles away

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are alike. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to cancer care, and we always put our patients first. Our cancer specialists are at the forefront of innovative, state-of-the-art technologies and treatment options.  We partner with you to develop specialized treatment plans that fit your needs and provide the best outcomes. At Providence Cancer Institute of Oregon, some of our advanced treatments include:

  • Complete genomic sequencing to determine the unique genetic composition of your cancer and the most effective treatments 
  • World-class immunotherapy capabilities, including adoptive cell therapy, CAR T-cell therapy, TIL therapy and high-dose IL-2 
  • Targeted therapies, including oral and infusion chemotherapy
  • State-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical options, including robotic- assisted surgery and advanced surgical oncology research through biomedical engineering technology
  • A comprehensive Radiation Oncology Program, with state-of-the-art external beam and internal radiation therapy treatments, including the only MRI linear accelerator in the Pacific Northwest, Gamma Knife Perfexion, HDR Brachytherapy and more
  • A robust clinical trials portfolio of early phase studies developed by our world-renowned researchers and cooperative group studies sponsored by the National Cancer Institute
  • Genetic counseling and testing for cancer risk assessment, prevention, early detection and treatment planning
  • An award-winning Cardio-Oncology Program to minimize the cardiovascular side effects of cancer treatments
  • Evidence-based complementary medicine such as naturopathy, massage therapy and acupuncture through our Integrative Medicine Program

You will have access to unsurpassed support at every stage of your treatment, adding an extra dimension of care to help fight cancer. Our oncology nurse navigators, social workers, dietitians and spiritual care providers help guide you through treatment and promote health on every level — body, mind and spirit. As an added layer of support, our Oncology Resource Specialists provide free, personalized assistance to patients, families and care partners. These caregivers will help you navigate and use the many resources available throughout the community and through Providence.

Learn more about our cancer support services.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse community, and we never turn a patient away. Instead, we work to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you are in your journey.

When you become a patient at Providence, you become part of a collaborative cancer-care network. Our care often exceeds national measures for patient outcomes. We have award-winning doctors, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The skills of your local team and the power of this network add up to the best, most compassionate care. And if you need to meet with a specialist outside your area, we have telehealth technology to help. Our network and superior care are among the reasons 6,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence Cancer Institute of Oregon each year.

Through our pioneering research, we have helped make cancer immunotherapy a new standard of care. Our globally renowned team of physician researchers and scientists at Earle A. Chiles Research Institute offers hope to patients and families.

Our approach

Often, a breast surgeon is the first member of the breast care team that you will meet if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or have a breast condition. Our breast surgeons work closely with other members of your care team to accurately diagnose your breast condition. Our surgeons will recommend treatment options and a care plan that gives you the best possible health and cosmetic outcomes.

Learn more about our approach to care through our Providence Breast Cancer program.

Our services include treatment for:

Breast cancer
  • Breast preservation (lumpectomy)
  • Lymph node sampling
    • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
    • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Mastectomy
    • Simple or total mastectomy: All breast tissue is removed
    • Modified Radical Mastectomy: All breast tissue and some lymph nodes are removed
    • Radical Mastectomy: All breast tissue, some lymph nodes and muscle under the breast are removed
    • Preventative Mastectomy: All breast tissue is removed as a preventative measure against breast cancer
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic techniques
Benign breast conditions
  • Abnormal breast imaging
  • Breast cysts
  • Breast pain
  • Changes in breast shape or size
  • Nipple discharge
  • Skin changes
Breast Cancer Reconstruction

Breast reconstructive surgery is used to restore the look and feel of the breast after breast surgery. Our plastic and reconstructive surgeon works alongside our breast oncology surgeons from the time of your diagnosis, and throughout your treatment. This ensures that your reconstruction is safe and coordinated with other cancer treatments.

Dr. Allison C. Nauta is one of only a few surgeons in the Pacific Northwest who is board-certified in plastic surgery, has completed a microsurgery fellowship and performs a high volume of breast micro-reconstructive and DIEP flap breast surgeries.

Providence Cancer Institute offers a full range of breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, such as:

  • Breast implants: Tissue expanders and implants reconstruction may be done in one or two stages. Expanders are placed under the chest muscle to make room for implants. These are then removed to make room for permanent implants. Implants are made from saline or silicone.
  • Autologous tissue reconstruction (including DIEP Flap): This method is also referred to as tissue transfer. It uses tissue from elsewhere in your body to replace the breast tissue that was removed during surgery. The replacement tissue often comes from the abdomen.
    PLEASE NOTE: We are temporarily unable to accept new patient consults for autologous breast reconstruction and DIEP flap procedures due to challenges with operating room staffing. As soon as these issues have been resolved, we will reopen consults with Dr. Allison Nauta for these procedures. Dr. Nauta is still accepting new patient consults for implant-based reconstruction.
  • Revision breast reconstruction: The goal of corrective (or “revision”) surgery is to fix problems that occurred during or after breast reconstruction. To improve your quality of life or health we can use a variety of techniques. These include mastopexy, fat grafting, changing implant position, implant exchange, conversion to autologous and more.

For patients who are candidates for a lumpectomy, oncoplastic surgery may be a treatment option. With oncoplastic surgery, a lumpectomy and plastic surgery are often done at the same time. The goal is to remove the tumor and to prevent appearance problems with the breast after lumpectomy. Our plastic surgeon will reshape the breast tissue after your breast surgeon has removed the tumor.

Patients who do not undergo breast reconstruction surgery can also use custom-made silicone breast prosthesis. Prosthesis can aid in providing symmetry after surgery. Our surgeon and our team at Transitions: An Appearance Center can help find prosthesis and bras that fit you best.

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Providence offers surgical and nonsurgical procedures to enhance or reshape specific parts of your body. We offer a variety of common cosmetic procedures related to breast augmentation, body contouring and revisional procedures. We are excited to continue expanding these services over the next few months.

When you first hear the words “it’s cancer,” the road ahead may seem overwhelming. But from that moment on, Providence Cancer Institute surrounds you with people to help you through the journey. Treating your cancer is not only about treating the disease; it is also about supporting you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit. Here are some of our key support services to help you get through your treatment and emerge as healthy as possible.

Expert care services
  • Oncology nurse navigators work directly with your oncologists, surgeons, and care team to help you better understand and follow your treatment plans. The compassionate guidance of nurse navigators has been shown to improve treatment outcomes for patients.
    Learn more about nurse navigators.
  • Oncology social workers are trained counselors who help patients and families cope with the emotional stresses and practical concerns associated with cancer. Providence cancer patients and their families can benefit from our social work services.
    Learn more about what an oncology social worker can do for you.
  • Oncology nutrition. Cancer and cancer treatments can affect the way your body tolerates certain foods and uses nutrients. Our registered dietitians specialize in cancer nutrition and are here to help.
    Learn more about oncology nutrition.
  • Integrative medicine offers an excellent complement to conventional medicine to help patients achieve optimal health. Programs and services include acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, naturopathy, therapeutic massage and more.
    Learn more about integrative medicine.
  • Palliative care is a type of health care that focuses on improving your physical, emotional and spiritual health while you receive cancer treatment giving special attention to relieving pain and other distressing symptoms.
    Learn more about palliative care.
  • Cancer rehabilitation combines evidence-based cancer rehabilitation practices with services to address side effects and symptoms. The result is our patients recover their energy, well-being and quality of life more completely and quickly.
    Learn more about cancer rehabilitation.
Support services

In addition to providing expert cancer care, Providence Cancer Institute provides an extra dimension of care through our many support services and cancer resources.

  • Support groups provide education and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Support groups are led by our professional staff and are offered as a free service to any person with cancer in our community.
  • Peer support is offered by trained volunteers who provide one-on-one peer support for patients with cancer and/or their caregivers. It is an opportunity to talk about your fears or concerns with someone who comes from a place of understanding your journey.
    Learn more about support groups and peer support.
  • The Living Well Guide is designed to provide our patients with one reference for all contact numbers, support services and self-care information.
  • The Living Well Through Cancer Treatment and Beyond Video Series will give you information, support and hope. Each video features patients who share their stories and experiences with helpful advice from cancer care experts.
    Learn more about Living Well Guide & video series.
  • Both the Living Well Guide and the video series are available in several languages.
Additional resources
  • Childcare
  • Financial resources
  • Guest housing
  • Lending libraries
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Transportation resources
  • Wellness classes
  • Screening and prevention

Learn More About Support Services & Resources

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Meet our Medical Director

As a surgical oncologist I fight cancer every day by performing operations and by educating patients and empowering them to make informed choices about their care.
– Dr. Kristen Massimino, Medical Director, Providence Breast Cancer Program


Part of Providence Cancer Institute of Oregon

Providence Cancer Institute is a leading provider of cancer care in Oregon, and part of the largest community-based cancer-care network in the United States. Regardless of where you go for care, you have an entire team of cancer experts working together to provide a personalized, whole-person approach to your care. At Providence we see more than a cancer diagnosis, we see the life in you and are committed to helping you live well again.

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