The Breast Cancer Care Team at Swedish Medical Center Denver
Our NAPBC (National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers) accredited breast program includes the following physician specialists:
Our team members include board-certified physicians fellowship trained in breast imaging, who specialize in breast cancer screening using state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including mammography (tomosynthesis/3D mammography), breast ultrasound and MRI. Additionally, our breast radiologists perform minimally invasive core needle and vacuum-assisted biopsy using stereotactic X-ray, ultrasound and MRI for imaging guidance.
Board-certified surgeons who specialize in breast cancer disease and have expertise in the most current surgical techniques for the treatment of breast cancer. Our breast surgeons who directly with the patients to ensure their participation in treatment decision making.
Board-certified internal medicine physicians who specialize in the care of people with cancer or survivors of cancer. As an integral component of the breast cancer team, medical oncologists are not only concerned about treating the current cancer, but also preventing a cancer recurrence in the future. Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and biological therapies may be recommended and administered by medical oncologists. These doctors guide patients through the entire process of treatment, recovery and survivorship.
Swedish Medical Center board-certified physicians who specialize in the analysis of tumor samples to determine the precise diagnosis, tumor aggressiveness and the extent of the disease. Pathologists' reports are essential to deciding the best course of treatment following current national guidelines.
Reconstructive Breast Surgeons
Board-certified plastic surgeons, fellowship trained in breast reconstruction, have expertise in the full scope of breast reconstruction following surgical treatment of breast cancer.
Swedish board-certified physicians who specialize in the utilization of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer. Radiation therapies offered through our program are at the forefront of cancer treatment in the region. Our radiation oncologist actively participates in clinical trials and research specific to breast cancer radiation therapies.
Patient Nurse Navigator
Our highly experiened, dedicated nurse navigator works as your advocate, helping with support, coordination and education for you and your family during care and after your cancer diagnosis.
Genetic counselors can help individuals and families with information about the nature, inheritance and implications of a diagnosed or suspected hereditary cancer syndrome. We provide information, guidance and support.
Learn more about our genetic counseling.
Oncology Rehabilitation Specialists
Outpatient rehabilitation services are provided by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists who are specialized and experienced in oncology rehabilitation. They are a vital part of post-op care, recovery from chemo and radiation, and all aspects of breast cancer rehab.