Breast Cancer: Resources
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 the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Patient and Family Resources page for additional resources, including cancer information lines and tips for caregivers.
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.
- Classes and support groups: We offer a range of classes, including one that explains what to expect during chemotherapy.
- Fertility preservation: Our fertility specialists can give cancer patients a range of options.
- Cancer nutrition services: Our cancer dieticians 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.
- OHSU Breast Center: The center offers comprehensive breast-health services such as screening and genetic testing.
- Palliative care: 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: A patient navigator from the American Cancer Society helps with lodging, rides, peer support, looking better and more. Free hats, wigs and head scarves are also available at the center, on the seventh floor of the Center for Health and Healing.
- 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.
- 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.
- Survivorship services: Our Transitions program offers support and other services to breast cancer patients moving from active treatment to follow-up care.
Support services in the community
- The American Cancer Society’s support page includes information about mastectomy and hair-loss products, and support services also available through OHSU's Patient Education Resource Center.
- 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.