Beating Cancer – Northern Colorado’s Lung Nodule Clinic

Fortunately, Dona Ammons' doctor visit about rib pain identified something more.
August 11th, 2014
Dona Ammons
Dona Ammons

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.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.