Breast Care Clinic

Breast Cancer

The breast cancer experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center use the latest cancer diagnosis methods and treatments to help improve the odds for your cancer survival.

For more information on our breast cancer services, please visit our Breast Cancer Program.

Breast Imaging

American College of Radiology—Breast Imaging Center of Excellence badgeThe Breast Imaging Center of Excellence is an ideal place to come for your annual screening.

Holden breast imaging experts performed more than 11,300 mammograms in 2017. Read more facts about breast imaging at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Using the latest technology, the UI Breast Imaging center offers high quality digital mammograms for screening and diagnosis. The imaging team includes board-certified radiologists specializing in breast imaging (mammography, ultrasounds, MRI) and image-guided biopsies using a needle instead of surgery. The center's flexible scheduling makes it easy to coordinate all your care at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

Known for its multidisciplinary expertise in the area of breast cancer for both males and females, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Breast Care clinic also offers diagnosis and treatment for many breast conditions including:

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

The clinic works closely with and includes skilled professionals in many different fields.

barb miller portrait in hospital

Choosing the right team

“I asked to be referred as soon as my biopsy came back. In my opinion, there was no other choice. We are so lucky to have a quality university hospital in our state, where they do research and share information. That was a big part of my decision.”
Barb Miller—Dubuque
Read Barb's Story

Breast Surgery

At the UI Hospitals & 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.

Please visit the Intraoperative Radiation Therapy page for more information another technique used in treating breast cancer.

Plastic Surgery

The skilled professionals in our Cosmetic Surgery and Services work with patients to provide a number of services, including:

  • Breast augmentations
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reconstruction after cancer
  • Breast reduction surgery
  • Male breast reduction

Mastectomy Boutique

Décolletage Perfect Fit Boutique serves a variety of women who need custom bras, mastectomy bras, external breast prostheses, and cancer treatment apparel.

 
Nurse Ann Wolf explains how to properly measure yourself for a bra and explains why this is an important facet of women's health. Wearing a bra that does not fit properly can lead to issues like back problems and sore shoulders. Wearing the correct sized bra can help solve those issues.

Care Team