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Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.

Cancer center in Thornton, Colorado

We offer you compassionate cancer care throughout diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

At North Suburban Medical Center, our expert oncologists provide advanced care and treatment — including surgical tumor removal — for many types of cancer. Together, we will support you and your family with understanding and comprehensive care.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

Our oncology program

Our multidisciplinary oncology team takes a comprehensive approach to cancer care. We collaborate with other specialists at our hospital to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis. Our team will also work one-on-one with you to create your individualized treatment plan.

Preventive cancer care

Early detection of cancer is one of the most important ways to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. Our team is dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection through education and screenings.

If you are interested in a cancer screening not listed here, we can connect you to one of our network specialists who provides access to the service you need.

Breast cancer screening

To help patients maintain their breast health, our hospitals offer mammograms to screen for breast cancer. Mammogram screenings use low-dose X-ray imaging technology to examine breast tissue and detect any abnormalities.

Colon cancer screening

One of the most common screening tools to evaluate gastrointestinal health and detect colon cancer is a colonoscopy. During a colonoscopy, doctors use a long, thin tube attached to a camera to view the colon and look for any polyps (abnormal tissue growth).

Lung cancer screening

Our doctors will order a low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scan to screen for lung cancer. CT is a specialized type of X-ray that generates a detailed view of the organs and tissues in the body. It allows doctors to view any potential tumors or growths in the lungs.

Breast cancer program

North Suburban Medical Center is recognized as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiologists and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Our doctors know that early detection — coupled with early treatment — of breast tumors are the most powerful tools to restore breast health. We use the latest medical technology, such as sentinel lymph node biopsies and highly accurate wire-free radar localization, to locate breast tumors. Along with our evidence-based approach to treatment — which includes radiation therapy and surgery — this helps make future procedures more effective.

Breast reconstruction

For women who have undergone a total mastectomy or major lumpectomy, breast reconstruction surgery may help restore your breasts. Our experts in breast reconstruction can discuss options available to you including breast conservation surgery and lumpectomy with matching reduction.

Breast cancer care team

To ensure you get all the care you need, our team includes:

  • Breast cancer navigators
  • Breast radiologists
  • Breast surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Reconstructive surgeons

Surgical oncology

When cancer is detected, one option for treatment is the surgical removal of the tumor. As part of a multidisciplinary team, our surgeons work together to determine which treatment is best for you and your family. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, our doctors specialize in the removal of breast, gastrointestinal and urologic cancers. When necessary, we refer out to other specialists in our network to ensure you receive the care you need.

Oncology nurse navigator

Our oncology nurse navigator provides the support patients need from cancer diagnosis to recovery. They will connect patients with education, nutritional support, psychologists and our resources for continuity of care, which leads to better outcomes.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.