Breast Care Center

Porter Adventist Hospital

The Breast Care Center at Porter
2555 S Downing St
Ste 140
Denver, Colorado 80210
  • Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Breast Care Center

Porter Adventist Hospital

Patient Support

A cancer diagnosis is a life changing event, both for patients and their family. As a result, Porter Adventist Hospital offers a wide range of support services to help people cope with the anxiety, fear, depression, panic, vulnerability and other experiences of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Additionally, individual and family counseling is available to any oncology patient or family at no charge, regardless of where they are treated.

The following support groups serve a very unique role to participants in that both patients and families have the opportunity to meet others who are successfully navigating this journey.

  • The Breast Care Center Support Group

    The Breast Care Center Support Group is a 12-week educational group for women diagnosed with breast cancer within the past year. Each session is topic based and covers various treatment related issues, such as:

    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Fitness
    • Nutrition
    • Lymphedema
    • and more

    The Breast Care Center Support Group meets weekly:

    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 

    For information about the next session please call 303-778-5832. This group is offered twice a year and requires registration of at least 10 participants to be held. There is no fee, however, registration is required.

  • Monthly Breast Cancer Support Group

    The Monthly Breast Care Center Support Group is primarily for women diagnosed within the past year and offers education, perspective and support.

    This group meets at Porter Adventist Hospital:

    • First Tuesday of each month: 12:00 - 1:30 pm 

    Please call 303-778-5832 for more information.

  • General Cancer Support Groups

    The General Cancer Support Group is a six week educational support group for families who have experienced a recent cancer diagnosis. Groups are offered twice a year, typically in the Spring and Fall, with meetings on:

    • Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

    There is no fee, but registration is required. For further information, please call 303-778-5832.

  • Kids Alive - Support for Children of Parents with Cancer

    Kids Alive is one of very few programs of its kind in the United States and the only one in the Denver area. This group has served well over 500 children and families and is open to children ages 6-16. The group meets monthly from October through June, usually on the second Saturday of the month. To learn more, visit Kids Alive website.

  • Look Good...Feel Better

    This free two-hour program teaches women undergoing cancer treatment how to cope with changes in their appearance and includes:

    • 12-step makeup guide
    • Skin and nail care
    • Demonstrations on use of wigs, scarves and accessories
    • Complementary makeup kit

    This class is offered twice a year at Porter Adventist Hospital. Contact the American Cancer Society at 303-758-2030, ext. 472 for exact dates. Once you choose a date, you must call and register with Porter at 303-766-3888.

  • Individual & Family Counseling

    Counseling is available to any oncology patient and family at no charge. Services are provided by the clinical nurse specialist for oncology support services. There is no fee but appointments are required.

    Please call 303-765-3888 to schedule an appointment.

    For further information regarding any of the above support groups or services, please contact our Clinical Nurse Specialist for Oncology Support Services 303-778-5832.