Meritus Center for Breast Health

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women and represents a higher-than-average percentage of cases in Washington County. Recognizing this, Meritus Center for Breast Health brings together the full range of breast health for the benefit of patients. Our team includes a multidisciplinary team of top-rated specialists, including: breast surgeons; radiologists; medical and radiation oncologists; pathologists; nurse navigators; psychotherapists; physical therapists; and occupational therapists. From prevention and screening to diagnostics, treatment and recovery, Meritus Center for Breast Health offers a comprehensive approach to breast health for our local NAPBC logo community.

Achieving accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center, or NAPBC, ensures patients can be confident they are receiving the best care possible through the entire course of treatment.

Conditions we treat:

Breast cancer

Breast calcifications

Breast lumps

Breast pain


Nipple discharge

High Risk Breast Cancer Assessment

Breast cancer may loom in the minds of many women. To decrease the fear of the unknown, Meritus Center for Breast Health offers a breast cancer risk assessment program to help women understand their risk for developing the disease.

Women who might consider a breast cancer risk assessment may have:

  • A family history of breast and ovarian cancer involving parents, siblings and close relatives.
  • A known mutation of BRCA1 or BRCA2 in the family.
  • A first or second degree relative with breast cancer before age 50.
  • A male relative with breast cancer.
  • An abnormal breast biopsy with atypical cells or multiple breast biopsies.
  • Extremely dense breast tissue.
  • A history of chest radiation therapy.
  • During a breast cancer risk assessment women can expect:
  • a clinical breast exam
  • genetic assessment
  • screening tests if indicated
  • education about breast cancer risk and potential implications for family members
  • a personalized surveillance plan
  • a comprehensive pedigree including family medical history
  • prevention strategies

Researchers have identified certain genes, that when changed, can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. If a woman meets criteria for genetic testing, she may have the testing performed at Meritus Center for Breast Health or obtain a referral for a genetic counseling program.

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Comprehensive Care

The staff at Meritus Center for Breast Health work hand in hand with the staff at Women's Imaging Center, John R. Marsh Cancer Center and Meritus Hematology & Oncology to provide seamless care for our breast cancer patients. From screening to diagnosis, surgery and treatment, our staff work together to ensure the best care possible.

Women's Imaging Center

Dr. Gordon and her caring team at the Women’s Imaging Center are dedicated to your comfort and specialize in breast and women's imaging services. From registration to your exam, you will be supported by experienced staff, exceptional radiologists and advanced technology.

The Women’s Imaging Center is the only Radiology Imaging Center inACR logo Washington County that is designated by the ACR as a Breast Center of Excellence.

To achieve this status, The Women’s Imaging Center met rigorous requirements established by the ACR and earned voluntary ACR accreditation in the following breast imaging modalities: mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound guided breast biopsy.

John R. Marsh Cancer Center

The modern era of cancer treatment is constantly evolving, with new breakthroughs and discoveries changing the course of care all the time. Deciding which combination of treatments is right for you is critical. The John R. Marsh Cancer Center offers a wide range of advanced breast cancer therapies to help determine which therapy is best for you.

The John R. Marsh Cancer Center understands that patients and theirCommission on Cancer logo families want high-quality care without driving a distance. The most advanced and comprehensive breast cancer treatments are available right here in our local community. Our center is accredited with the Commission on Cancer and our radiology program is accreditedACR Logo through the American College of Radiology.

From treatment and beyond, no matter where you are on your cancer journey, the team will be here for you every step of the way providing Expert Care, Close to Home®.

Breast Health