Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention
Breast cancer is frightening, but it is not an illness you will go through alone. Mercy Health’s exceptional team of caregivers, including imaging specialists, nurses, physicians and nutrition, rehabilitation and exercise experts, will be at your side, helping you every step of the way as you work toward recovery. Providing quality care with compassion is not just something we say – it’s what we do every day to help you be well. Right here.
See this heart warming story about Joretta Kidd, an employee from the Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency and see how Mercy Health Mobile Mammography detected her breast cancer early and possibly saved her life. Watch here!
You can make an appointment for a mobile mammography screening by calling 513-686-3300.
Call 513-956-3729 to Schedule Your Appointment
Women can schedule their screening mammograms at the folloiwng Mercy Health locations including
- Anderson Hospital
- Anderson Imaging Center
- Clermont Hospital
- Fairfield Hospital
- Liberty Township Medical Center
- Milford Medical Center
- The Jewish Hospital
- Tri-County Imaging Center
- West Hospital
Some of these locations offer other services, including tomosynthesis (3-D imaging), diagnostic digital mammography, breast biopsies and breast biopsies with needle localization, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.
Mercy Health also has a Mobile Mammography program. Mercy Health’s three mobile mammography units stop at convenient locations throughout Greater Cincinnati several times each week and offer the latest imaging technology, including tomosynthesis or 3D imaging. Call 513-686-3300 or 1-855-PINK123 (1-855-746-5123) to schedule a mammogram when the mobile mammography unit is at a location convenient to you.
For women concerned that they may have a predisposition to breast cancer, Mercy Health offers genetic testing and comprehensive genetic counseling weekly by a certified genetic counselor through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Call 513-9-CANCER for more information
Please take a look at this notebook - it provides you with the answers to your questions about
how we can best treat your breast cancer. All with the goal to help you be well.
Call 513-981-2222 or visit our Find a Physician tool to find the right Mercy Health physician for you and schedule an appointment today.
Mercy Health partners with OHC (Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.), giving our patients greater access to cancer specialists. The doctors collaborate with each other to offer the best comprehensive care for the patients, using regular cancer conferences to ensure the patient gets all the help she needs without unnecessary duplication. Call 1-800-710-4674 or visit www.ohcare.com to reach OHC.
Providing patient support are nurse navigators, who serve as a continuous point of contact for patients and their families throughout their entire cancer care experience. Nurse navigators help ensure patients are able to keep their appointments, follow their treatment regimen and receive the support services they need to recover and be well.
With a physician referral, patients can visit Mercy Health’s rehabilitation services facilities, where experts provide targeted programs to treat lymphedema and shoulder issues, including a loss of range of motion and pain, resulting from surgery and/or chemotherapy. Treatment options include manual lymph treatment, medical compression bandages and specially designed exercise programs to enhance lymph drainage and restore range of motion in the shoulder. Mercy Health’s outpatient rehabilitation and therapy centers are located throughout Greater Cincinnati. For a list of locations, please visit our Rehabilitation Care section.
Also available to help with lymphedema and shoulder issues are the Mercy Health HealthPlexes, which offer special pool-based exercise classes designed especially for women recovering from breast cancer. These small group classes use gentle aquatic exercises, self-lymphatic drainage massage and deep breathing techniques to restore functional range of motion in arms and shoulders, maintain and enhance muscular strength and endurance, reduce the effects of lymphedema caused by radiation treatment and manage stress to create a better sense of well-being.