Breast Health Center in Bar Harbor
Founded in 2003
- Personal, compassionate care for women along the entire spectrum of breast health, in a calm and inviting atmosphere
- Comprehensive, state-of-the-art breast imaging
- Full range of diagnostic screenings for early detection of breast cancer
- MammoPad cushion ensures maximum comfort during screenings
- Both screening and diagnostic mammograms are available by appointment, no referral necessary
We are the only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in Downeast Maine, and one of only six in the entire state. In addition to digital mammography, the Center of Excellence status puts a gold star on other types of imaging procedures including breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy. These minimally invasive technologies offer women a shorter recovery time, reduced pain compared to surgical biopsies, and minimal scarring. In each of these procedures, our team has undergone specialized training and education to ensure the highest standard of care for our patients.
At the Breast Health Center, breast exams are performed by MammaCare trained and certified nurses. This evidence-based training was supported by the National Cancer Institute and is considered the gold standard to optimize the tactile skills needed to detect suspicious lesions from normal breast tissue.
No other healthcare entity in Hancock or Washington counties has such a comprehensive approach. We are the region’s only breast center with MammaCare-trained and certified nurses performing clinical breast exams, and with a nurse navigator on staff, who guides patients as they consider the range of options, and answers questions related to breast health and cancer treatment. Since 2012, our nurse navigator, Kathy Murray, RN, has worked closely with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, offering profound emotional support both inside and outside our clinic setting.
“The compassionate staff answered my questions and prepared me emotionally – they were nurturing and extremely caring. It’s a comfort to know we have high-tech services at the Breast Health Center – I didn’t have to travel far and didn’t have to wait over a week for results.”