Our Services

Rapid Diagnostic Clinic

The Rapid Diagnostic Clinic (RDC) helps quickly diagnose breast changes to ensure that patients receive appropriate care. Patients can be seen in our clinic through either a referral from their primary care physician due to a concerning finding or through an abnormal screening mammogram as recommended by a radiologist.

Patients who come to the clinic get all of their mammograms, additional views, ultrasounds and biopsies as necessary in one morning with navigation through the process by our team nurses and radiologists. Patients who need surgical follow-up are seen 24-48 hours later with fast-tracked biopsy results to start making a plan for treatment. The Rapid Diagnostic Clinic can help identify the reasons behind breast changes in a matter of days rather than weeks.

Some indicators of breast cancer may include a new lump in the breast or underarm, thickening or swelling of part of the breast, irritation or dimpling of the breast skin, redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast, pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area, nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood, any change in size or shape of the breast, pain in any area of the breast. It is important to note that these symptoms can occur with other conditions that are not cancer. If signs or symptoms cause concern, individuals are encouraged to contact their physician right away.

Our licensed pharmacists at Grand Valley Oncology are the experts in managing medications for people with cancer. They work with your medical oncology team to provide safe, high quality patient care in an atmosphere of professionalism, respect and effective communication. Our pharmacists can screen your medications for drug allergies and drug interactions, provide education about cancer medications, monitor and evaluate your cancer drug therapy and provide information about side effects.

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Oncology Pharmacy

Our licensed pharmacists at Grand Valley Oncology are the experts in managing medications for people with cancer.

They work with your medical oncology team to provide safe, high quality patient care in an atmosphere of professionalism, respect and effective communication. Our pharmacists can screen your medications for drug allergies and drug interactions, provide education about cancer medications, monitor and evaluate your cancer drug therapy and provide information about side effects.


Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Our Cancer Rehabilitation Program, offered through Community Hospital, is committed to improving quality of life for cancer patients through individualized rehabilitation exercise. Sessions help patients maximize independence in daily activities, improve strength and endurance, decrease fatigue, and manage pain.

Physical Therapy

Cancer and treatment can cause physical problems including pain, fatigue, and muscle weakness. These may then interfere with life in a variety of ways including physically, emotionally and practically. While not all cancer survivors need rehabilitation services that are guided by health care professionals, most will need to at least work on improving strength and stamina.

Lymphedema Clinic

Lymphedema causes swelling in the arms and legs. Some cancer survivors may experience lymphedema as a side effect of surgical or radiation cancer treatment. Early identification and treatment may prevent the condition from progressing and this can improve quality of life.

Occupational Therapy

Cancer and its treatment can cause interruptions in daily routines affecting how individuals perform their self-care, work, leisure or social activities. Occupational therapy practitioners have the knowledge and expertise to modify activities and environments to allow individuals to do the things they want and need to do to maintain quality of life.

Speech Therapist

Therapists address problems you might experience, including dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, loss of voice and cognitive changes that can result from cancer treatment.

Website Refrence Therapy Works

Social Services

Provides professional counseling and support for patients and families in coping with cancer.

Cancer research informs us that everyone with cancer has some level of distress at some point in time; it is normal to feel sad, fearful and helpless when facing cancer. This level of distress can be minor or become serious to the point you are so distressed you have difficulty coping in some or all areas of your life. Studies show managing stress positively affects your treatment outcome. Grand Valley Oncology offers social work services to our patients and their families throughout the course of treatment and beyond with survivorship support groups. Our oncology social worker is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Colorado, experienced in the provision of:

  • Assisting patients and their loved ones deal with a cancer diagnosis (including individual, couples, and family counseling)
  • Supporting patients and their loved ones in making informed choices about care
  • Teaching stress reduction skills and other mind-body techniques to aid in the healing process, such as use of guided imagery, visualization and art therapy
  • Assisting patients in accessing community resources
  • Helping patients navigate the healthcare system
  • Acting as a bridge between patients and medical teams to ensure patient's needs are met
  • Supporting patients with their practical concerns such as transportation, housing, and work-related issues
  • Helping patients complete health care directive

Meet our Social Worker

Margot Robb, BSSW, MSSW, LCSW, LAC

Social Worker

Psychiatric services

Professional counseling is available to patients who have concerns beyond the physical aspects of treatment. This is often done as a referral.

Website Refrence Visit Mind Springs Health

Nutritional Services

Good nutrition is an important factor during cancer treatment and in the prevention of recurrence. Patients may receive a physician referral for nutrition consultation to help maintain or improve their nutritional status before, during, and after their cancer treatments. Community Hospital’s dietitians assist with developing nutritional plans for a variety of needs including enteral and parenteral nutrition. The dietitian also helps patients make decisions about the use of complementary therapies such as glutamine and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation during treatment.

Community Hospital's dietitians are frequent participants and presenters of nutritional information at support groups for oncology patients and their families.


Spiritual Care Service

Spirituality is our connection with what exists beyond our physical experience. It can provide a way to find hope and strength during difficult times. It can serve as a source of comfort as you and your family are impacted by a diagnosis of cancer.

Grand Valley Oncology's chaplains recognize the importance of faith when facing a health crisis such as a diagnosis of cancer. They are available to listen and offer spiritual support to you or your loved ones regardless of your spiritual or religious beliefs.

Cancer Support groups

Women with Cancer Support Group- meets 3rd Thursday monthly.


Resources for Cancer Survivors/Patients

As part of our affiliation with Huntsman Cancer Institute we have access to many of their patient resources. Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Patient Education Committee has approved fact sheets for distribution to patients and caregivers. Please use this site as a resource for up-to-date fact sheets. You will find information on cancer types, treatment, side effects of treatment and ETC.