Receiving care at Lone Tree Breast Center offers you access to University of Colorado Cancer Center, the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and one of just 51 in the country.
As part of the comprehensive Breast Center, physicians participate in weekly multidisciplinary conferences and tumor boards to ensure patients receive the most comprehensive care possible.
Breast Center services
- Diagnostics and screening
- Medical and radiation oncology
- Genetic counseling
- Physical therapy
- Breast cancer surgery
- Breast reconstruction
- Lymphedema surgery
- Breast reconstruction and enhancement procedures including reduction and augmentation
- Breast lumps
- Nipple discharge
- Breast pain
In addition, we also help women with the management of high-risk breast cancer including atypical hyperplasia, lobular neoplasia and significant family history of breast cancer.
3D mammography: our standard of care
Our Breast Center is one of the few places in Colorado to offer the new 3D mammography using Hologic Genius 3D Breast Tomosynthesis technology. This state-of-the art technology uses multiple low-dose images at multiple angles to produce a series of one millimeter slices that create a 3D reconstruction of the breast, providing increased visualization for the detection of breast cancer and greatly reducing the need for additional imaging.
3D mammography offers many advantages to traditional mammograms including:
- 40% increase in early detection of invasive breast cancers; 35% increase in all other breast cancer detection.
- 40% decrease in false-positives, reducing unnecessary call backs.
All radiologists are fellowship trained, board certified and are solely dedicated to breast imaging and the Breast Imaging Center is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and the FDA.
Lymphedema screening and detection
Breast cancer patients are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer-related lymphedema after surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Lymphedema is an accumulation of fluid in the breast or arm following treatment. Normally this fluid is carried away by the lymphatic system, but damage to that system causes the fluid to build up. Over time, this fluid causes permanent damage to the area.
Early detection with SOZO® technology
L-Dex® is a measurement of fluid buildup in a patient’s at-risk limb, using a healthy limb for comparison. Our SOZO device uses noninvasive bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS), which can detect very small fluid level changes.
At the Lone Tree Breast Center, we encourage our patients to undergo SOZO® bio-impedance testing to measure baseline fluid levels in the body. We then repeat these measurements on a regular basis after breast cancer treatment to detect changes in fluid levels.
SOZO® with L-Dex® helps us to identify at-risk patients early. If a patient begins to show early signs of lymphedema, we have an entire team of specialists to help stop further progression of this disease.