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Breast Cancer

​Promise her that you will take care of yourself. We make preventative care easy, providing the most advanced breast health care and technology under one roof—making screenings, treatment and follow-up care convenient for you. We promise. Schedule your mammogram online today.

Early detection saves lives 

​Breast cancer occurs when normal cells in the breast change and grow out of control. Women sometimes discover they have breast cancer because they find a lump in one of their breasts. Breast cancer is much more common in women than in men. But men can get the disease too.

If you feel a lump in your breast, see your provider right away. Breast lumps can be caused by conditions that are not cancer, but it is best to have any lumps evaluated.
For women facing breast cancer, the team at CMC's Breast Care Center provides you with the tools you need to succeed in your journey. This includes the most sophisticated technology allowing accurate diagnosis, the most innovate and emerging surgical techniques, and an ongoing commitment to survivorship care. 
Trust the team at CMC’s Breast Care Center to provide compassionate care to meet your needs.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Listen In

This new 2023 podcast collection, produced in partnership with WZID, is an excellent resource for women like you to learn about innovative care and treatment options available at our Breast Care Center.

Breast Cancer

Surgery Techniques

Breast cancer surgical techniques and technology have come a long way.  CMC’s Breast Care Center surgeon is able to offer patients better options than ever before when it comes to their breast cancer surgery.

Genetic Testing

for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer 1 (BRCA 1) and breast cancer 2 (BRCA 2) gene testing is available to patients at CMC’s Breast Care Center. Learn more about genetic testing for breast cancer here.

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Navigating Cancer

We are proudly partnering with the NH Department of Health & Human Services and NH Healthy Lives to survey NH patients diagnosed with cancer. By simply responding to a few questions you can help us learn what programs and services are needed most. Your feedback is appreciated!

Jessica Ryan, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Breast Care Center

NH Magazine Top Docs

“Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening and often life-changing. I strive to alleviate my patients’ fears by empowering them with confidence and knowledge, and by offering them the most advanced surgical techniques and oncology treatments available today."

The Mask

of a fighter

“Day one into your diagnosis, you’re already fighting. You’re already a survivor.” 10-year breast cancer survivor Doris Houston is grateful for her health and survivorship, and put that gratitude to work making masks for other women in the fight. 


Coordinated Care

The CMC Breast Care Center provides comprehensive care – whether you’re proactive about your breast health or you’ve been diagnosed with a form of breast disease. Our team will guide you through the entire process, from prevention and screening to surgery and recovery, if necessary. Our nurse navigators coordinate your care with different specialists, every step of the way.

Other services can include:

  • Support groups
  • Education resources
  • Ancillary/lymphedema support/rehab
  • Oncology exercise program

Sensitive, Safe Screening

Breast cancer is highly curable if it’s diagnosed in its earliest stages. That’s why early detection with screening mammography is so important. Our sophisticated mammography equipment and novel techniques can help reduce call backs, spot abnormalities early, and reduce the number of follow-up tests for suspicious findings.

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Partnership with Dartmouth Cancer Center

We are proud to partner with Dartmouth Cancer Center a distinguished branch of the world-renowned Dartmouth Health Medical Center.

Dartmouth Cancer Center
Comprehensive breast surgery

Suspicious lumps may be further evaluated with a biopsy. We perform stereotactic and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies, as well as fine needle and cyst aspirations. Your biopsy is coordinated with your doctor, the radiologist and our breast health specialist to make sure you get the right biopsy for your situation.

If you need surgery, CMC's fellowship trained breast surgeon specializes in breast conservation, nipple-sparing mastectomy and "oncoplastic" surgery. This technique combines breast reconstruction with tumor removal, resulting in a superior cosmetic outcome and, for most women, a more complete post-surgical body image.

Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery

Hidden Scar™ breast cancer surgery is a type of breast cancer surgery where the incision sites are hidden, and scars are not visible when the incision heals. The Hidden Scar™ approach can be performed for both nipple sparing mastectomy or lumpectomy procedures. Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer.

Scars matter! Dr. Jessica Ryan is highly skilled at removing the cancer and prioritizes your cosmetic outcome. While many women see their breast surgery scars as an empowering symbol of beating cancer, others do not. Studies show that breast surgery scars significantly impact a woman’s psychological and emotional recovery and quality of life after surgery because scars can have a large impact on a woman’s self-confidence, intimacy and body image.

Seeing the difference

can make the difference

CMC’s Breast Care Center believes image quality and clarity lead to a quick detection and diagnosis. Using advanced and state of the art technology, such as the Hologic Genius™.  The Hologic Genius™ provides patients with faster scans, less radiation, more comfort with the SmartCurve® system and is FDA approved for better screening of Dense breast.  

Our Siemens Mammomat Revelation—takes both 2-D and 3-D images and is used for stereotactic 3-D biopsy and contrast enhanced mammography. The image clarity of the breast tissue allows us to detect and diagnosis breast cancer at the very earliest stage. It provides wide-angle breast tomosynthesis, providing a better view of breast tissue than a standard mammogram while using far less radiation.

no visible reminders

Hidden Scar

At CMC we pride ourselves in offering an advanced approach to removing breast cancer. Hidden Scar™ breast cancer surgery allows a surgeon to remove the cancerous tissue while reducing visible scarring.

  • Medical Director Dr. Jessica Ryan is a certified Hidden Scar™ trained surgeon for breast cancer surgery & breast reconstruction. 

Exercise programs & support groups


If you are undergoing breast cancer treatment, our Oncology Exercise Program can help you feel better and stronger.  And, our Breast Cancer Support Groups provide comfort, care and camaraderie from other women in treatment, as well as from our breast health specialists.

Research & Quality Studies

Clinical Trials,

Clinical trials help define and refine best practices for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer as science offers new potential options. Clinical trials permit current practices to be tested against these new options and this patient participation allows for the evolution of cancer care. 

National Accreditation
Hidden Scar Certifications

Hidden Scar™ breast cancer surgery allows a surgeon to remove the cancerous tissue while reducing visible scarring. Dr. Jessica Ryan, Medical Director, is a certified Hidden Scar™ trained surgeon for breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction. 

NAPBC Accreditation

Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers ensures you have comprehensive care close to home.
June 2017

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ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

CMC is proud to be recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE). The ACR recognizes the dedication of BICOE recipients to improving women’s health through participation in rigorous quality assurance programs. Additionally, the following breast imaging services: mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound are ACR accredited.

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Comprehensive Treatment Approach

Meet Our Breast Care Team

When treatment for breast cancer is required, our center offers a comprehensive treatment approach, with the latest technology, medical and surgical expertise and a variety of support services. Our care team includes: Fellowship trained breast surgeon, fellowship trained breast radiologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and nurse navigators.

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