Breast Cancer Resources

Dr. Arpana Naik, cancer surgeon at OHSU.
Dr. Arpana Naik is an expert breast cancer surgeon at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. She makes sure her patients understand their options.

Please see our Patient and Family Resources page for additional resources, including cancer information lines and tips for caregivers.

Clinical trials

The Knight Cancer Institute is always researching better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. Your care team can answer questions about whether a trial is right for you.

Knight Cancer Institute and OHSU services

  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture can be an effective way to manage some side effects of cancer treatment. 
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program: OHSU has services tailored to patients ages 15 to 39.
  • Cancer nutrition services: Our cancer dietitians can help you manage the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on nutrition and appetite. They can also help you prepare for and recover from surgery. 
  • Cancer social work services: Our social workers can help you and your family cope. They can also help with needs such as lodging and transportation. 
  • Fertility preservation: Our fertility specialists can give cancer patients a range of options. 
  • Patient education and support groups: We offer a range of classes, including one that explains what to expect during chemotherapy.
  • OHSU Breast Center: The center offers comprehensive breast-health services such as screening and genetic testing.
  • Palliative care: Our specialists can help you manage symptoms and anxiety. They can also provide emotional support to you and your family. You do not have to be terminally ill or to have stopped life-prolonging treatment to receive these services. 
  • Patient Education Resource Center:  Find information and resources on the 10th floor of the Center for Health & Healing Building 2.
  • Rehabilitation services: Physical therapists, speech therapists and other rehabilitation experts can help you reach your full potential after cancer treatment. Services include care for lymphedema and other side effects of breast cancer and treatment.
  • Rood Family Pavilion: OHSU’s guest house offers accommodations to out-of-town patients.

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Support services in the community

  • The American Cancer Society’s support page includes information about mastectomy and hair-loss products. 
  • Breast Friends is an Oregon-based nonprofit offering support groups and services, including a Portland-area prothesis, bra and wig closet.
  •  The Pink Lemonade Project has links to Portland-area support groups and events.
  • The Susan G. Komen organization has an Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter with information, events and a Breast Care Hotline.

For patients

Call 503-494-4673 to:

  • Make an appointment
  • Seek a second opinion
  • Ask questions


Knight Cancer Institute, South Waterfront

Center for Health & Healing, Building 2
3485 S. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

Free parking for patients and visitors

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Cancer clinical trials

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