If you’ve just received a breast cancer diagnosis, you may feel unsure about what to do next. Take comfort in knowing that our highly experienced breast cancer nurse navigator Nanna Bo Christensen, RN, OCN, CBCN, will be there to guide you through the confusing maze of a breast cancer diagnosis.

"Women are often overwhelmed when they first get a diagnosis. They don't hear anything besides, 'You have breast cancer,' and are frozen in that moment," says Nanna, who attempts to get in touch with patients within 24 hours of their diagnosis. "Sometimes women learn they have breast cancer when they're on their cell phone while shopping, driving or working, and they’re not in a place to ask any questions. I ask them what, exactly, they heard their doctor say, and help clarify any misunderstandings."

Nanna will also be there to help you through your entire breast cancer journey, from scheduling tests and screenings to steering you to the right resources or services.

“A patient can quickly have many doctors she needs to see within a week, and that can be stressful. I assist in coordinating appointments, which relieves some of the stress,” Nanna says. “I also help educate patients on their treatment options such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or hormone therapy.”

How Our Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator Can Help

  • Acts as the single point of contact to help coordinate care
  • Assists in resolving any barriers to care
  • Assesses physical, emotional, financial and spiritual needs
  • Connects you to rehabilitation services, counseling, support groups and complementary therapies
  • Facilitates communication and acts as a liaison between you and your health care team
  • Provides education to ensure cancer information is available and understandable so that you can participate fully in your care

Other BCH Breast Cancer Services

Knowing about the services available to you is essential. That's just one more reason to contact breast cancer nurse navigator Nanna!

Available services include those at BCH's Center for Integrative Care, which provides an array of complementary therapies to aid in healing and recovery:

  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Reiki
  • Oncology rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Tai Chi, Pilates and exercise classes
  • Nutrition education
  • Art class
  • Makeup class
  • Cognition class
  • Breast cancer support group

BCH: A Breast Cancer Center of Excellence

When it comes to treatments, you can trust BCH. We provide one of the most comprehensive breast cancer programs in Northern Colorado. Our breast center is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. A center that achieves NAPBC accreditation offers its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

The hallmarks of our acclaimed breast cancer program are:

  • experienced physicians who collectively coordinate individualized treatment plans
  • a Breast Health Navigator, an experienced oncology nurse who provides personalized guidance through treatment and recovery
  • the latest advances in diagnostic technology
  • access to advanced therapy and clinical trials of new cancer fighting drugs
  • extensive rehabilitation and support services

For more information, please contact:
Nanna Bo Christensen, RN, OCN, CBCN
Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator
303-415-7057
nchristensen@bch.org