The BreastCare Center

Our menu of support programs, healing therapies and outreach initiatives includes:

BreastCare Center Resources

    Julie joined the BreastCare Center in July 2015. Her background had been in pediatric nursing for 29 years, much of it including pediatric oncology. Her experience with families was perfect in her transition to adult nursing. "I feel taking care of patients and their families is integral in helping breast cancer patients navigate the complex health care system.”

     

    Terrie joined the BreastCare Center in May of 2012. Her 32 year career covers many areas of Nursing, five years in Oncology and ten years in Hospice and Homecare of which five of those were as a Volunteer for families and patients. "I have always felt drawn to women and their families diagnosed with breast cancer and feel blessed to help them navigate throughout their diagnosis, surgery and treatment.”

     

    YRMC and The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott created the Community BreastCare Fund to make digital mammography screening available to women throughout the Quad Cities region. You’re eligible for free mammography screening through the Community BreastCare Fund if you:
    • Are between the ages of 40 and 64
    • Lack adequate health insurance or have a high co-pay or deductible
    • Do not qualify for AHCCCS (Arizona’s Medicaid)
    • Do not qualify for the Well Woman HealthCheck Program
    • Can’t afford the cost of digital mammography screening
    For more information about the Community BreastCare Fund, call (928) 442-8900 or 1-877-436-5290.

     

    This fund was created to provide advanced diagnostics and biopsies to women who do not have the financial resources to determine if an abnormality identified by mammography is malignant or benign. Through YRMC Patient Financial Assistance, the hospital provides financial assistance for patients who meet certain income guidelines. Call: (928) 771-5151

     

    Some cancer survivors experience lymphedema — a painful condition that causes chronic swelling in the extremities. YRMC’s Lymphedema Management Program includes health professionals certified in comprehensive lymphedema and venous edema management. Breast cancer survivors with lymphedema undergo manual drainage and compression therapy (bandaging the affected area). They also learn exercises to reduce swelling and skin care tips, too. Many participate in YRMC’s Lymphedema Support Group. For more information about YRMC’s Lymphedema programs, contact:

    YRMC Pendleton Center
    930 Division Street
    Prescott, Arizona 86301
    (928) 771-5131
    YRMC Del E. Webb Outpatient Center
    3262 North Windsong Drive
    Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
    (928) 759-5940

     

    H.O.P.E.—Healing Outcomes through Personalized Education (HOPE) and Rehabilitation—provides personalized therapy for men and women being treated for breast cancer. Our compassionate team can help you:
    • regain your strength and range of motion;
    • learn about lymphedema treatment and prevention; and
    • develop lifestyle strategies to help you conserve energy, minimize fatigue, manage stress and optimize nutrition.
    For more information, call the H.O.P.E program administrator at (928) 771-5131.

     

    YRMC’s BreastCare Center includes a Community Resource Library that features breast health/breast cancer educational material including books, CDs and DVDs. A computer is available in the library and wireless Internet is accessible throughout the Center.

     

    Jewelry and specially selected clothing, scarves and other items fill the shelves of the BreastCare Center’s Gift Shop. The proceeds from sales go toward breast cancer screening and treatment for women who otherwise could not afford them.

     

    YRMC’s clinical navigator is available for community presentations on a variety of subjects. If you have a topic in mind, please contact our clinical navigator or, contact YRMC’s Speakers’ Bureau for a list of already identified topics ranging from breast cancer and genetics to the role of the clinical navigator.

     

    YRMC offers complementary healing services such as therapeutic massage and physical therapy. To make an appointment for a massage, call:

     

    Bringing a companion or family member with you for your exam or procedure? They’ll be comfortable in the BreastCare Center’s lobby area. For the men of our community, the “Man Cave” provides a restful, private space that’s just for them.

     

    Print this list of National Resources to learn more about resources that may be available to you and your family. 

     

YRMC and Local Resources