State-of-the-Art Diagnostic and Treatment Options

Colorado Total Breast Health offers an extensive array of cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options to treat your breast health needs, including: 

Diagnostics


  • Digital mammography
  • Tomosynthesis (3D mammography): a 3-D mammogram that takes X-ray images from multiple angles to create a fuller view of the total breast.
    • North Suburban Medical Center
    • Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
    • Rose Medical Center
    • Stapleton/Eastbridge
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound

Surgical Treatments


  • Lumpectomy
    • North Suburban Medical Center
    • Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
    • Rose Medical Center
    • Red Rocks Medial Center/Golden
  • Breast Reduction Lumpectomy: Women who decide to have a breast-sparing lumpectomy as part of their cancer treatment may select to undergo an oncoplastic procedure called a breast reduction lumpectomy. Oncoplastic surgery is a unique form of cancer surgery, combining both oncology and plastic surgery. During a breast reduction lumpectomy, a plastic surgeon works alongside the breast surgeon. The goal of the surgery is to remove the cancerous tissue and also perform a breast reduction. Woman may choose this option to achieve postsurgical symmetry between the affected breast and non-affected breast, for an aesthetic reason or for another health reason. The surgeons work together to ensure the patient achieves an excellent health and cosmetic outcome.
  • Mastectomy
    • North Suburban Medical Center
    • Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
    • Rose Medical Center
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT): IORT is a breast cancer treatment that involves a patient being able to complete an entire dose of radiation therapy during their lumpectomy surgery.
  • Hidden Scar™ surgical approach: The Hidden Scar™ approach uses only a single incision to remove cancerous tissue made in an inconspicuous area to minimize visible scarring. This approach allows surgeons to preserve a natural-looking breast by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding tissue. Patients who undergo this approach are also at no higher risk of recurrence than patients who undergo any other type of technique.
  • Wire-free breast surgery: Up to 7 days before the surgery date, breast radiologists will place a small wire into the cancerous area in a breast. This procedure helps the breast surgeon and pathologist correctly identify the cancerous area during surgery.
    • North Suburban Medical Center
    • Rose Medical Center
  • Sentinel node biopsy: The sentinel nodes are the most likely to have cancer in them if your cancer has spread to the nodes. These lymph nodes will be removed during surgery if they have become affected by the cancer. Prior to the procedure, a radioactive iodine injection will be administered to the nipple. The dye will identify the sentinel nodes to your surgeon by following the drainage path.
    • North Suburban Medical Center
    • Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
    • Rose Medical Center

Medical Oncology Treatments and Support


Counseling and Support


Complementary Therapies to Aid Response to Treatment


  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Cancer exercise
  • Yoga

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