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Breast Health Program

At St. Mary's, we believe in caring for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. As a woman, you know how important it is to keep your good health – for yourself, for your family. The Breast Health Program at St. Mary's offers personalized, expert care from a multidisciplinary team of physicians and clinicians.

The Breast Health Program provides comprehensive education and treatment services for breast health care. The program offers a clinical, educational, psychosocial, and personal resource for learning more about breast health and treating and living with breast cancer.

The Breast Health Program at St. Mary's is supervised by a specially trained breast surgeon, Marsha O'Rourke, MD.  Her knowledge and expertise bring a unique and valuable perspective to each patient's case.  Patients with any stage of breast cancer can access the most current cancer treatments available, including oncology physician services and a full outpatient chemotherapy treatment service. 

The Breast Health Navigator will assist breast health patients from detection to diagnosis through to treatment. We are dedicated to ensuring that women receive timely follow-up diagnosis and treatment, and provide emotional and logistical support to patients. We break down barriers to care and ensure that patients receive the support and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the health care system.

A Team Approach

A multidisciplinary approach is the cornerstone of modern breast health care. The breast health program team includes:

  • Breast Health Navigator
  • Mammography Technologist
  • Medical and Radiation Oncologists
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social Worker
  • Surgeons


St. Mary's Breast Health Program has received a full three year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The survey involved a very detailed look at our quality outcomes, navigation, evidence based practices, education, credentialing,  research and prevention initiatives and management accountability.  Imaging, pathology, medical oncology, nursing, surgery, and support services were all evaluated, and the surveyor remarked that our program was "excellent."  

St. Mary's is now one of only four programs in Maine that are accredited by the NAPBC.  This is quite an important distinction.

Psychosocial & Rehabilitation Therapy- Physical and occupational therapy and treatment services for lymphedema.

Referrals - Referrals to Look Good… Feel Better and Reach to Recovery

  • radiation oncology
  • plastic surgery
  • genetic testing
  • outpatient counseling

Support Groups - Support groups led by individuals with special training in women's issues. 

Living with Cancer Support Group


Women Diagnosed and Living with Cancer 


Cancer Wellness and Support Group

795-7118 or 795-2692

Young Adult Survivor Services Group


Pip's (Pretty in Pink)
Breast Cancer Survivor's Club

755-0077 or 754-0747

I Can Cope


Look Good...Feel Better


Reach to Recovery



St. Mary's Health System • 93 Campus Avenue • Lewiston, ME 04240