• Breast Cancer

  • Request More Information or call 303-269-4150

  • Breast Cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the breast. The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the cells of the ducts. Cancer that begins in the lobes or lobules is called lobular carcinoma and is more often found in both breasts than are other types of breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is an uncommon type of breast cancer in which the breast is warm, red, and swollen. Breast cancer may be invasive or noninvasive. Invasive means it has spread from the milk duct or lobule to other tissues in the breast. Noninvasive means it has not yet invaded other breast tissue. Noninvasive breast cancer is called "in situ." 

    Breast Structure Learn more about Breast Cancer.

    Treatment options include:

    • Surgery
      • Lumpectomy
      • Lymph node dissection
      • Partial mastectomy
      • Full mastectomy
      • Breast reconstruction
    • Biopsy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Hormone therapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type and location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

    Our Team
    Breast Cancer Oncology Docs

    The following physicians are part of the Parker Cancer Center Physician Member program and practice in specialties involved with breast cancer. This also includes our expert team of radiologists and pathologists.

    • Breast Radiologist
      • Monique Fox, MD
    • Breast Surgery
      • Christine Rogness, MD
    • Medical Oncology
      • Nadine Mikhaeel, MD
      • Todd Capizzi, MD
    • Radiation Oncology
      • Andrew Tanner, MD

    To schedule an appointment for radiation oncology please call 

    To schedule a mammogram call the The Breast Care Center at 303-269-4150.

  • The Breast Care Center is proud to be an American College of Radiology Accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. A breast imaging center of excellence achieves accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. 

    The American Cancer Society recommends women, age 40 and older, have a screening mammogram every year. While mammograms can miss some cancers, they are still a very good way to find breast cancer. The Breast Care Center’s newest digital mammography machines and encourages you to schedule your annual digital mammogram by calling 303-269-4150.

    Digital Mammography vs. Film Mammography
    A digital mammogram differs from a film mammogram in that it uses a special detector to capture and convert X-ray energy into a digital image. The procedure and appearance of the machine and even the images produced are very similar to a traditional film mammogram-the advantage really comes from the ability to manipulate the image electronically.

    Digital mammography offers a number of practical advantages and patient conveniences:

    • Because there is no waiting for film to be developed, digital images are immediately available. The technologist can evaluate the quality of the images as they are taken. That means patients spend less time in the exam room and rarely need to return for repeat images due to under or over exposures.
    • The digital machine is fast, so patients spend less time in uncomfortable positions.
    • Brightness, darkness or contrast can be adjusted and sections of an image can be magnified after the mammogram is complete making it easier to see subtle differences between tissues.
    • The ability to increase contrast when imaging dense tissue is particularly important, as dense breast tissue and malignant cells both appear to be white on a film mammogram.
    • Digital images are easily stored and retrieved.
    • Transmission of images from one physician to another is quick and easy.

    The Breast Care Center, provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary breast care which includes a wide range of clinical and support services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling.Our program is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients with breast problems, breast cancer, or general concerns about breast health.

    Our multidisciplinary team of radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, nutritionists, pathologists, genetic counselors and nurse navigators work with you to help coordinate care and ensure that all of your concerns are thoroughly addressed. Our mission is to ensure that your sense of comfort and participation are central in delivering the best care possible. Digital screening mammography is available at The Center for Women's Imaging. We also have a women's boutique, mother • daughter • sister • friend, specializing in products for women with breast cancer including mastectomy bras and clothing, specialty lotions and more.

    We are proud to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

    Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that you will have access to:

    • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
    • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
    • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
    • Quality breast care close to home 

    Contact Us
    The Breast Care Center    
    9397 Crown Crest Boulevard
    Parker, CO 80138  


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