UI Hospitals and Clinics

Breast Cancer Clinic

Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand breast cancer and are actively searching for ways to prevent, detect, and cure the disease. They use cutting-edge diagnostic tests like tomosynthesis mammogram, whole breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and genetic testing to identify the most high risk patients.

Breast Care

Our Breast Care Clinic is an ideal place to come for your annual screening. Not all breast conditions end up being cancer, but at our Breast Cancer Clinics we see patients for:

  • Benign tumors
  • Severe pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Fibrocystic disease
  • Redness
  • Swelling of the breast

Breast Imaging

The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence offers a comprehensive evaluation of patients with breast diseases and symptoms using the most advanced technologies and techniques.

For more information on 3D mammography, please visit our 3D Mammography Clinic.

Treatment Plans

Our breast cancer experts work as a team to design the best treatment plan. Treatment plans may include:

Breast Surgery

At the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, we have a large team of surgeons dedicated solely to breast surgery. The surgeons in the Breast Cancer Surgery Clinic work closely with all other members of the Breast Cancer team.

Why Choose Us?

Our multidisciplinary team gives the patient the convenience of seeing multiple care providers in one location. Our providers all work together as a patient care team to give you the best chance of surviving your cancer. This team can ensure you get the most comprehensive care plan to address your needs.

UI Hospitals and Clinics is the only medical center in Iowa to offer a full range of breast care services provided by people who are conducting advanced research into various aspects of breast health, including breast cancer, breast imaging and therapies to treat breast diseases and conditions.

  • We are the first hospital in Iowa to offer digital mammography.
  • We are the first hospital in the United States to perform digital breast tomosynthesis imaging, which allows physicians to "page through" the interior of the breast without the superimposition of the other tissues.
  • American College of Radiology: This nationwide association of radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians accredited the hospital as a "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence." (2010-Present)
  • We are an accredited breast center through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality care and outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education.
  • Women's Choice Awards: UI Hospitals and Clinics has been accredited the Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Breast Centers. Meeting the high standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and carrying the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology. Also having above average patient recommendation ratings according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2014)

Our World Class Breast Cancer Team

Breast cancer survivors share their thoughts on our Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center team.

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