When Loveland resident Dona Ammons developed a pain near her ribs, she assumed she had a bruised or broken rib. “On April 1, I went to see an orthopedic doctor, who took an X-ray,” said Ammons. “He confirmed I didn’t have anything wrong with my ribs, but he said, ‘I see something in the X-ray that bothers me.'”
After a chest X-ray and CT scan, Ammons visited with UCHealth pulmonologist, Dr. Richard Milchak. He showed Ammons the mass on her lung. He ordered a biopsy and three days later, took Ammons’ case to UCHealth’s newly created Lung Nodule Clinic in northern Colorado.