• Breast Cancer

  • 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." 

    Learn more about Breast Cancer.

    Treatment options include:

    • Surgery
      • Lumpectomy
      • Lymph node dissection
      • Partial mastectomy
      • Full mastectomy
      • Breast reconstruction
    • Biopsy
    • Radiation therapy (including Cyberknife®)
    • 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 Breast Nurse navigator: Sharon Halla & Elly Peters (719) 776-5955

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

    • Breast Surgery
      • Toni Green-Cheatwood, DO

    • Medical Oncology
      • D. Scott Brantley, MD
      • Hyun Sue Kim, MD
      • Matthew Logsdon, MD
      • Maurice Markus, MD
      • Michaela Carmen Matei, MD
      • Timothy Murphy, MD, FACP
      • Robert Sayre, MD
      • Daniel Tell, DO, FACP

    • Radiation Oncology
      • Alan Monroe, MD
      • Anuj Peddada, MD
      • Andrew Tanner, MD

    • Plastic Surgery
      • Tad Heinz, MD
      • Aaron D. Smith, MD

    Did you know?National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers at Penrose in Colorado Springs

    • The Breast Oncology program is Penrose Cancer Center's oldest and busiest multidisciplinary program. A team comprised of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, genetics professionals, care navigators, clinical trial specialists, and other support staff meets on a weekly basis to discuss management of new breast cancer or high risk breast referrals.
    • In the first quarter of 2012, here is the average amount of time it took for breast cancer patients to receive treatment:
      • Time from a screening Mammogram to initial appointment  - 11 days
      • Time from initial diagnosis to a biopsy - 7 days
      • Time from a biopsy to a full lab report  - 3 days
      • Time from full diagnosis to beginning treatment - 17 days
    • 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 quality, comprehensive care close to home, a multidisciplinary team approach, information about ongoing clinical trials, and information about new treatment options.
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