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Blood cancer

Blood cancer occurs when stem cells in bone marrow make uncontrolled, abnormal blood cells. They keep your blood from fighting infections and slows excessive bleeding control. We have many treatments, such as chemo, radiation therapy and stem cell transplants.

Blood cancer center in Uptown Denver

We give you blood cancer care that is supportive, compassionate and focused on you.

At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, you have access to hematology-oncology specialists who diagnose and treat blood cancers. They offer advanced treatments that give you many paths to healing.

Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) is the largest full-service blood and marrow and stem cell transplant program in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) is the largest full-service blood and marrow and stem cell transplant program in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Blood cancers we treat

Blood cancer symptoms — easy bruising, excessive bleeding, fatigue and fever — vary depending on the cancer. We diagnose and treat many of these cancers, including:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)

Our hematology oncology services

Our hospital's blood cancer care team is committed to providing you with advanced treatment as you face blood cancer. Our multidisciplinary team brings innovative techniques and technologies to give many options to get you back to your normal as fully as possible.

Features of our blood cancer care program

Amenities and features of our blood cancer program:

  • Blood and marrow or stem cell transplants
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy performed under light sedation for your comfort
  • Clinical trials access
  • Financial assistance
  • Healing arts program
  • Infusion services with chemotherapy-certified nurses
  • Multidisciplinary approach to care
  • Nurse navigation upon request
  • Nutritional support
  • Personalized treatment plans
  • Psychosocial oncology care
  • Radiation therapy services
  • Treatments for multiple types of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma

Diagnosing blood cancers

If you are experiencing blood cancer symptoms, speak to your doctor. They may order laboratory tests such as:

  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Complete blood count
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

Blood cancer treatments

The type of blood cancer treatment you receive depends on your cancer, overall health, and other factors.

Common treatments for blood cancers include:

  • Blood transfusion
  • CAR T-Cell therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Stem cell transplantation
Blood and marrow transplants

If you are referred to one of our centers for a blood and marrow or stem cell transplant, a provider and nurse coordinator will meet with you to answer your questions. Your nurse coordinator will help you prepare for each step in the transplant process. If an allogeneic transplant is required, we'll perform additional testing to assist in locating a donor.

Advanced treatment partner

To ensure you receive the best possible cancer care, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HealthONE offers one of Colorado's largest, most comprehensive blood cancer programs.

Through the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI), you have access to the largest full-service blood and marrow and stem cell transplant program in Colorado. Additionally CBCI treats certain autoimmune diseases, and is also home to a comprehensive blood donation center with a large supply of apheresis platelet, plasma and red cell collections. We are able to use these collections for life-saving treatments, including treatments for blood cancers.

Further, our teams participate in a weekly joint tumor board to oversee your individualized care plan, while also expanding your treatment options by providing access to innovative treatments, including clinical trials.

Patient education and resources

Our interdisciplinary oncology team is prepared to help you through the full transplant process, from initial diagnostic testing to designing long-term care plans. We are here to help you through every step of the recovery process. Our educational handbook will assist you in becoming knowledgeable about the transplant process.

Download Our Transplant and Cellular Therapies Patient Handbook

En Español: Un Resumen General De Terapias De Trasplante Y Terapias Celulares

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.

Multispecialty blood cancer care

To ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan, our blood cancer team takes a multidisciplinary approach to care.

Your blood cancer care team

Your care may involve several medical specialists, including:

  • Advanced practice practitioners
  • Dietitians
  • Financial coordinators
  • Hematologists
  • Oncology nurse navigators
  • Social workers
  • Transplant nurses
  • Transplant nurse coordinators
  • Transplant psychologists

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