The Breast Care Center

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

BreastCare Center Resources

    "I joined the Breast Care Center in March 2020.  My 38 year nursing career has been primarily in the intensive care unit and cardiac cath lab.   After 20 years at YRMC, I transferred to the role of Nurse Navigator at the Breast Care Center because I am passionate about working with patients with breast issues.  Both of my sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer at age 45, 7 years apart.   Through my own family’s experience, I understand the importance of providing emotional support, empathy and education as patients and their loved ones are navigated through their diagnosis.  I feel  extremely blessed to be a part of our community’s Breast Care Center where excellence in caring for our patients is our # 1 goal."
    Ruth joined breast surgical oncology in March of 2016 and during that time she has worked with 4 breast surgeons.  Ruth has 17 years of experience in nursing from ER to ICU, Pediatrics and Med Surg.  She has a passion for helping patients with breast cancer and truly feels blessed to be able to help in this capacity.


    Rhodora (Rho) joined the Breast Care Center in May of 2020.  Her 10 years in nursing have been composed of Long-Term Care, post-surgical rehabilitation, urology, and endoscopy nursing.  Taking her administrative knowledge and years of clinical/procedural nursing to Dignity YRMC Breast Care Center to help women navigate through their breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, and treatment.  " I am blessed and privilege to be part of the Breast Care Center taking care of the women in our community."

    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. For more information about YRMC’s Lymphedema programs, contact:

    YRMC Pendleton Center
    1112 Iron Springs Road
    Prescott, Arizona 86305
    (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.


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