Our multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer gives you access to a complete clinical experience in one central location. Our trained clinical nurse navigators and intake coordinators will customize your appointments to fit your personal situation. Prior to your appointment, your nurse navigator will provide one-on-one phone consultation to review our services.
Here at the Breast Center at the University of Colorado Hospital we are engaged in building what is called a tissue bank. This tissue bank allows us to collect tissue from women with breast cancer or early-stage breast legions that would normally be not used for their clinical care and by saving that tissue, when then have it available for research studies that can test how breast cancer grows and develops and how it can best be treated. This tissue bank is a great asset in our ability to fight and cure breast cancer.
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Previous studies report conflicting data on outcomes of pregnancy-associated breast cancer PABC. Cases diagnosed after pregnancy, but within five-years postpartum, had an approximate three fold increased risk of distant recurrence HR 2. Postpartum cases diagnosed within five years of last childbirth demonstrated a higher five-year distant recurrence probability A diagnosis of breast cancer during the first five-years postpartum confers poorer maternal prognoses after adjustment for biologic subtype, stage, and year of diagnosis.
However, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in Breast Journal argues against this combined approach: Patients undergoing coordinated breast and gynecologic procedures had a significantly longer length of hospital stay, and higher complication, readmission, and reoperation rates compared with patients who underwent single site surgery. Patients have the impression, 'I just want to have one surgery and have everything done. In patients at high risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, 2e recommend doing the prophylactic bilateral mastectomy along with breast reconstruction, but then trying to keep gynecologic surgery separate.
This award recognizes Johnson as an exceptional health care professional. Colorado Health Care Stars is a statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association. The program was launched in February to acknowledge industry professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.
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View profile. The NCI designation not only recognizes excellence but opens doors to greater federal funding, information sharing, and resources. Out of these 68 centers, 41 are recognized as "comprehensive" cancer care centers, which is the NCI's highest rating. In fact, it is the only such center in the entire Rocky Mountain region.
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. Lone Tree Breast Center houses a breast surgery practice which provides care for conditions including:. 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.
The team analyzed the data of female breast cancer patients, ages 45 and below, included in the Colorado Young Women's Breast Cancer Cohort. Researchers compared the risk for developing distant metastases among three groups: Women who had never had a child; women who had their last childbirth within the past 10 years; and women with children born more than ten years prior to their diagnosis. This risk for developing metastases in these groups was also evaluated across well-known breast cancer risk features.