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A whole-person approach to breast cancer care

We know that treating breast cancer is more than attacking the disease with state-of-the-art medicine. It’s also about recognizing that each person comes to the journey with their unique challenges, needs, preferences and goals — that the well-being of patients must meet both their physical and emotional needs during every phase of care. We call this our whole-person approach to breast cancer care.

What does this approach to care mean for you?

Person-centric care: Each week, a multidisciplinary panel of experts — medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, breast cancer surgeons, plastic and reconstruction surgeons and other members of our care team — meet to review every newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. Together, they combine their collective expertise and craft custom-tailored treatments for your individual needs, taking into account your goals and personal preferences.

Quality care: As one of the most comprehensive breast cancer programs in Northern Colorado, we are fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), administered by the American College of Surgeons. A program that achieves NAPBC accreditation offers its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Also, as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Quality Partner, we’re committed to the highest standards of surgical care for cancer patients. This designation reflects our proven record of adhering to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

Complementary therapies: Our Center for Integrative Care supports you with an array of evidence-informed therapies that complement conventional cancer treatments and can aid healing and recovery. These therapies include such things as acupuncture, Reiki, oncology massage and lymphedema massage.

Nurse navigator program: You’re never alone on your journey. Our compassionate breast cancer navigator helps you handle the logistics of cancer care and is with you every step of the way. For more information, please contact
Nanna Bo Christensen, RN, OCN, CBCN, Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator
303-415-7057 or

Imaging prestigious designation: The imaging department at Foothills Hospital has received the prestigious designation of being a Designated Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center by the American College of Radiology.

A facility is eligible to receive the ACR Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center designation if it is fully accredited by ACR in all of the following modalities:

  • Mammography
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound, including the ultrasound-guided breast biopsy module
  • MRI accreditation in the breast module

Sexual health: Many breast cancer patients undergo changes to their sexual function and relationships during their treatment journey. Our care team includes experts trained in helping patients address physical and psychological challenges that may cause sexual dysfunction and stress on their relationships.

High-risk breast cancer care: If you are at high risk of developing breast cancer because of genetic or breast biopsy-based risk factors, our caring, multidisciplinary team of experts will listen to your concerns, help you weigh your options and develop a personalized risk-management plan.

Nutrition workshops: To support your nutritional health and well-being we offer bi-weekly webinars that include live cooking demonstrations. Sign up here.

Physical therapy: Whether it’s a lumpectomy or a double mastectomy, breast cancer surgeries often come with side effects such as loss of range of motion, pain and lymphedema. Our physical therapists are a critical component for recovering from breast cancer surgery.

Clinical trials: Clinical trials are sometimes the best option for treating breast cancer. Together with Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers and US Oncology Research, we are able to provide you with access to the latest clinical trials involving new investigational cancer agents.

Support groups: Our breast cancer support group is for those who would like to connect with other people going through the breast cancer journey. Our caregiver support group allows for discussion, information gathering and support among individuals who are supporting family and friends with breast cancer. View a list of support groups.

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