Sonnenalp Breast Center
(970) 569-7690
322 Beard Creek Road, Edwards, CO
 
Established in 2002, Sonnenalp Breast Center is an American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is accredited by the Mammography Quality Standards Act. The Center features a relaxing, spa-inspired interior in a serene, private and comfortable setting.
 
American College of Radiology (ACR) Gold Seal of Accreditation in Radiology for meeting the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety.
Shaw Breast Center & Cancer Clinic 
 
Shaw Breast Center & Cancer Clinic features top clinicians and technology in Frisco, CO. We provide 3D mammography on Thursdays 8am-4:30pm. Along with the newest 3D mammography in a private setting, our oncology doctors will be on hand for convenient treatment and consultations.  
 
Shaw Breast Center and Cancer Clinic has achieved the American College of Radiology (ACR) Gold Seal of Accreditation in Mammography for meeting the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. 
Our breast centers are conveniently located in Eagle County and Summit County.  We are here to help you with breast pain and answer your questions. We provide the following services at both locations:

What We Offer

We provide the most sophisticated technology available for breast imaging and diagnosis of breast cancer in the Rocky Mountains. Both of our breast center locations offer 3D Mammography, breast experts and a mammo tech hotline.  FAQs.  Our knowledgeable and compassionate breast radiologists and mammography technologists provide the best care and expertise to guide patients in the pursuit of breast health.

Your images will be seen by certified Breast Radiologists, experts that specialize in breast imaging.  Our Breast Radiologists are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments. 

The Breast Cancer Patient Navigator (BCPN) guides breast cancer patients with a suspicious finding, such as cancer, through the healthcare system to ensure timely diagnosis, treatment and survivorship care.
 
Lindy Owens brings years of oncology nursing experience to Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Her goal is to facilitate an appointment within one week of a suspicious finding or the following Tuesday after a finding, during which time she gathers pertinent clinical data (such as scans and pathology) for review by Shaw's multi-disciplinary team including, but not limited to: breast surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. Lindy then coordinates appropriate appointments for the weekly Tuesday Breast Clinic. After appointments, she provides education on the designated treatment plan, coordinates follow-up appointments and insures the patient has appropriate support resources for moving forward, including emotional support and nutritional guidance.
 
Upon completion of treatment, Lindy provides the patient with a survivorship care plan that outlines cancer history and treatment as well as anticipatory guidance for future preventative healthcare needs. She acts as a single point of contact throughout a patient's cancer care and maintains an ongoing dialogue with her patients to facilitate improved communication amongst their providers in a timely manner. Ultimately, the goal of the patient navigator is to decrease anxiety and fear associated with the cancer journey and facilitate smooth transitions throughout care.
 
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Lindy Owens, please call (970) 569-7661.
 

Sonnenalp Breast Center offers patients the opportunity to discuss breast imaging results or concerns with a dedicated breast imaging radiologist. The breast radiologist reviews the breast images (mammograms, breast ultrasound and breast MRI) and then discusses the findings and recommendation with the patient and his/her family and/or caregiver. The consultation provides an opportunity to obtain a second opinion, to speak directly with the breast radiologist about the results and to receive follow-up care recommendations. An order from the patient's care provider is needed for consultation.

Benign (not cancerous) fluid-filled lumps that occur in the breast may be cysts. Breast cysts often change with your menstrual cycle and hormones. Cysts can be painful and present as a lump in your breast. Cyst aspiration is performed at Sonnenalp Breast Center and often relieves the pressure that may be felt when cysts become large and uncomfortable. Ultrasound guidance is used to locate the cyst in the breast.  Local anesthesia is injected. A small needle is then inserted into the breast cyst, and the fluid is aspirated (drawn back) to relieve the pressure. This is a simple outpatient procedure. A cyst aspiration takes about 1 to 1½ hours.
 

A ductogram (also called galactography) is a special breast imaging test that requires contrast material to be introduced into the ducts of the breast. This is a mildly uncomfortable test, which may be recommended for women with nipple discharge. A cannula is inserted into the nipple, and the contrast material (dye) is injected into the breast. X-ray images are taken after the contrast material is injected, thus enabling the ducts and anatomy of the breast, with any abnormities, to be seen. If the test is unsuccessful, a breast MRI or a surgical excision may be recommended. A ductogram takes about 1 to 1½ hours and can be scheduled at Sonnenalp Breast Center in Edwards. 

If you have pain in your breast or feel a lump but aren’t sure what to do, or perhaps breast cancer runs in your family and you have questions about genetic testing.  Our Mammo Tech Hotline is available to you for any and all of your breast related questions.  Call (970) 569-7417 and talk to a Certified Breast Expert, Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.