Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) was the first center in the area to build a cancer treatment center. Services include:
Dedicated and highly trained staff treat a wide variety of medical conditions at the Oncology Infusion Center. They see patients referred from hematology and oncology as well as gastroenterology, infectious diseases, general internal medicine, neurology, and rheumatology. In addition to chemotherapy treatments, the Oncology Infusion Center provides anti-emetic therapy, hydration and growth factor support, therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis, intravenous antibiotic therapy, iron infusions, and intravenous gamma globulin.
While receiving chemotherapy and other treatments, patients find the clinic is a pleasing place to be. BMC’s Project Art Infusion was founded by a former cancer patient. Local musicians make frequent appearances while patients are surrounded by healing works of art.
There are many tests and exams that go along with taking care of your breasts and those tests are essential for breast health. Bend Memorial Clinic doctors believe it is important that women become familiar with their breasts in order to identify breast abnormalities or changes.
Breast Health services include:
- Clinical breast exams performed by a health care provider
- Mammography annually, beginning at age 40 and continuing as long as the patient is considered generally healthy, which aligns with the NCCN guideline
If you have questions about screening mammograms or have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your doctor and learn what’s right for you based on your individual risk. Together you will develop a screening plan. Patients with a family history of breast cancer who want to discuss screening and risk reduction can also make an appointment with Heather West, MD, BMC’s breast cancer specialist.
Bend Memorial Clinic has advanced technologies for breast imaging and cancer diagnosis:
- Digital mammography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) breast imaging
To schedule an annual screening mammogram, call BMC’s appointment line at (541) 382-4900. No prescription is necessary.
More than 10 million cancer survivors live in the United States today and three out of four families will help care for a family member with cancer. The cancer journey continues even after you finish treatment, and finding support to help you through is important.
Bend Memorial Clinic’s Cancer Survivorship Program provides follow-up care for patients who have been treated for cancer, working closely with the doctor(s) who have treated you to help manage your life after cancer. The nurse practitioner in this program will:
- Look for signs of the cancer returning
- Manage any effects of treatment, such as pain and fatigue
- Recommend screening tests for other cancers
- Provide counseling about living a healthy lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, and quitting smoking
- Provide your local doctor with information about your treatment
Patients can call or make an appointment after they complete their primary course of treatment or when transitioned to maintenance therapy. This program is open to both BMC and non-BMC patients. For more information on our program call (541) 318-3255.