Overview 

Every woman needs to take control of her breast health by relying on experts who can guide, educate and offer treatment when necessary, with compassionate support every step of the way. Routine screenings and timely appointments are essential to maintaining breast health, preventing disease and receiving early diagnosis and treatment.   

The Breast Health Center at Overlake includes advanced methods of screening and diagnostic breast imaging evaluation capabilities, including digital mammography; ultrasound with elastrography; stereotactic and core needle biopsy services. In addition, the center is closely linked to the Cancer Resource Center which features a warm, inviting and easily accessible private area with information on treatment, classes and support groups.

We offer mammogram screenings and specialized services in three convenient locations in Bellevue and Issaquah where you can expect timely access for appointments in a comfortable environment.

Call 425.688.5985 to schedule an appointment

A Team You Can Trust

At the Breast Health Center you'll be cared for by a comprehensive team that works together to provide exceptional patient care and Medical excellence every day™.

Our team includes:

  • Board certified/fellowship trained breast imaging radiologists.
  • Specially-trained mammography and ultrasound breast technologists.
  • Dedicated breast radiologists.
  • Board certified breast surgeons.
  • Radiation oncologists.
  • Physicians specializing in breast health.

Steve Scallon, MD, a fellowship-trained mammographer, serves as the Medical Director for breast imaging and leads the dedicated group of physician specialists from Vantage Radiology & Diagnostic Services, who provide expert breast imaging services to our patients. Vantage Radiology & Diagnostic Services is a group of more than 25 radiologists who have provided patients with high quality imaging services for 40 years. 

Support when you need it

You'll find a wealth of support from a range of caregivers including:

  • Plastic surgeons
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Technologists
  • Educators
  • Dietitians

Our entire team understands the special needs of breast cancer patients. Additional support is available at the Cancer Resource Center where caring staff and volunteers educate patients and their families about treatment options, classes and support groups in a warm, inviting environment. The Cancer Resource Center also offers wig fittings for chemotherapy patients.

Early Breast Cancer Detection

Early detection is the key to successful treatment of breast cancer.

Women over age 20 should perform a breast self exam (BSE) every month.

Overlake offers monthly classes with instructions on the most accurate ways to do BSE. A woman who is familiar with her breasts will most likely notice early changes that occur.

If you are over 40, you should have a mammogram every year.

The Breast Center offers mammography (breast X-rays) on site to promote the early detection of breast cancer. Very low levels of radiation are used and Overlake technicians monitor and test the equipment regularly to ensure its safety and accuracy. The Breast Health Center is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and was designated an ACR Center of Excellence in 2007.

A clinical breast examination by your healthcare provider is recommended every year if you are over 40, or every three years if you are between 20 and 39 years old. Overlake can refer you to a physician close to home.

If your mammogram shows areas of concern for breast cancer, your physician will use tests to determine if cancer is actually present. These may include stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound or other imaging techniques. All of these are available at the Breast Health Center in a comfortable and convenient location.

Breast Self Exam

 

At the same time each month, check for any change in the normal look or feel of your breasts. Look for a lump, hard knot or skin that thickens or dimples. Report any changes to your doctor or nurse. Go for regular breast exams and pap tests, and ask about a mammogram.

Check Your Breasts Using These Steps

Lying down:
  • Place a pillow under your right shoulder.
  • Put your right hand under your head.
  • Check your entire breast area with the finger pads of your left hand. Use small circles and follow an up and down pattern. Use light, medium and firm pressure over each area of your breast.
  • Repeat these steps on your left breast.
Before a mirror:
  • Check for any changes in the shape or look of your breasts.
  • Note any skin or nipple changes such as dimpling or nipple discharge.
  • Inspect your breasts in four steps: arms at side, arms overhead, hands on hips pressing firmly to flex chest muscles and bending forward.
In the shower:
  • Raise you right arm.
  • With soapy hands and finger flat, check your right breast. Use the method described in the "lying down" step.
  • Repeat on your left breast.

Breast Screening Centers

Breast Screening Centers

Make Your Mammogram Appointment Today

Phone: 425.688.5985
Fax: 425.467.3717

Overlake’s Breast Screening Centers provide breast screening services at two convenient locations, in Bellevue and Issaquah. Our skilled technologists strive to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

When you receive your digital screening mammogram at one of our screening centers your exam will be read by highly-trained, dedicated breast imaging radiologists. Should additional evaluation become necessary, a seamless transition to the Overlake Breast Diagnostic Center is arranged, expediting care.

Bellevue Breast Screening Center

1135 116th Ave NE
Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98004

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Issaquah Breast Screening Center

1740 NW Maple Street
Suite 207
Issaquah, WA 98027

Office Hours: 
Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - noon

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*Please note: these are a hospital-based clinics and if you are treated at either location you will receive a bill from Overlake Medical Center

Breast Diagnostic Center

Breast Diagnostic Center

Make Your Appointment Today 

Overlake Medical Center
1135 116th Ave NE
Suite 200
Bellevue, WA

Phone: 425.688.5985
Fax: 425.467.3717

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Overlake Breast Diagnostic Center provides comprehensive diagnostic breast imaging services in a soothing environment. Our dedicated breast imaging radiologists lead our team of highly skilled staff in caring for patients who are symptomatic or have breast-related conditions. The center offers state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment and is Designated as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

If there is a need for additional evaluation following a screening mammogram or if a woman has symptoms warranting additional imaging, diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound, stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies are provided to ensure early detection of breast cancer.

If a positive diagnosis occurs, the Breast Diagnostic Center facilitates care with the highly skilled members of the Cancer Center at Overlake ensuring that the patient receives seamless treatment.  

Breast Biopsy

Contact the Breast Diagnostic Center

Overlake Medical Center
1135 116th Ave NE
Suite 200
Bellevue, WA

Phone: 425.688.5985
Fax: 425.467.3717

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Please note: this is a hospital-based clinic and if you are treated here you will receive a bill from Overlake Medical Center

 

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