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Trends in Breast Cancer:

According the 2015 Community Profile conducted by the Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate, there were 213 new cases of breast cancer in Marion County and 37 deaths. In Polk County, there were 58 new cases of breast cancer and 10 deaths. Our combined service area saw 271 new cases of breast cancer and 47 deaths. Overall, the breast cancer incidence rate in the Komen service area was higher than that observed in the United States as a whole. In a survey, only 77.9% of Marion County women self-reported mammograms. Polk county women reported 66.3%. This is compared to the Komen service area self-reported mammograms of 75.5%.

Program Description:

The Women’s Health Program provides assistance to uninsured/underinsured women access to early detection and breast health education through the access of patient navigation, reducing cultural and financial barriers by providing mammogram vouchers. Northwest Family Services focuses on women living in Marion and Polk counties who are uninsured and do not qualify for Oregon Health Plan.

 

Did you know?

  • Early detection is key in fighting against breast cancer
  • After the age of 40, women should have an annual mammogram or clinical breast exam
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death amongst women
  • You could qualify for a FREE mammogram

Contact Information:

Portland Office
Northwest Family Services
6200 SE King Road
Portland OR 97222
503-546-6377 (Main)
503-546-9397 (Fax)

Salem Office
Northwest Family Services
1313 Mill St. SE #300
Salem, OR. 97301
503-999-8928 (Main)
503-546-9397 (Fax)

Spanish Referral Form

English Referral Form

For more information or for outreach events:

Please contact Zuri Lopez, Program Manager at 503-546-6377 or zlopez@nwfs.org