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Oncology

Oncology is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncologists receive extensive, specialized training to care for patients. Treatments may include a combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, medication and/or surgery.

Cancer center in Central Denver

Your oncologist should consider all aspects of your health: physical, mental and emotional.

That's exactly what we do at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Rose Medical Center. Every aspect of your health is our priority. We offer time-tested treatments alongside leading-edge trials and holistic therapies, guiding you from diagnosis through survivorship.

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.

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Cancers we treat

We provide comprehensive cancer care for many cancers, including:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Anaplastic thyroid cancer
  • Blood cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endocrine cancers
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pituitary cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

Our oncology program

Our oncologists and specialists offer evidence-based cancer treatments, advanced clinical trials and integrative therapies. This gives you many options as you navigate your path toward healing.

Cancer treatments

Ours is an accredited Commission on Cancer program, as designated by the American College of Surgeons. By choosing our accredited program, you know you are choosing a leading-edge, comprehensive program that is committed to quality care.

Our treatment plans include:

  • Medical oncology
  • Oncofertility, including egg/embryo freezing and sperm preservation
  • Interventional oncology
  • Radioactive iodine treatment
  • Y-90 radioembolization with chemotherapy

Radiation oncology

Our radiation oncologists have extensive academic and clinical radiation oncology expertise and they work to develop individualized treatment plans that help minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissue.

Radiation therapy treatments we offer include:

  • External beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
  • High dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH)
  • Respiratory gating
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

Surgical oncology

When cancer is detected, one option for treatment is the surgical removal of the tumor. We provide access to expert surgeons who are experienced in using advanced procedures for cancer treatment. We strive to be the forefront of surgical advancements, techniques and technologies to continually provide you with the best care possible.

Depending on the tumor site, you may be offered numerous surgical options, which will be reviewed in your initial consult. The surgeon will work with the rest of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive care from diagnosis through to recovery.

When possible, we use minimally invasive surgical techniques and advanced anesthesia protocols to provide you with many benefits, including less scarring, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.

Oncology rehabilitation

All of our patients are referred to our oncology rehabilitation program. While you may think of rehabilitation after completing your treatments, we also encourage you to “prehab” in advance with oncology rehabilitation. This helps determine baseline measurements, detect potential functional impairments, allow for early treatment and intervention and develop a postoperative care plan.

At our on-site oncology rehabilitation clinic, you can receive physical, occupational and speech therapy at any stage of your cancer treatment. We aim to ease symptoms, increase function, and improve your quality of life.

Fully customized to your unique needs, aspects of cancer rehabilitation include:

  • Battling cancer-related fatigue
  • Energy conservation
  • Fall prevention
  • Improving balance
  • Improving memory and thinking
  • Overcoming weakness
  • Walking and stair safety

You can participate in one-on-one therapies with highly experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

Specialty cancer services

There are many ways our cancer care program provides outstanding care, including our variety of specialty programs and services. The goal of these and all our programs are to ensure you receive the effective, individualized care you need and deserve.

Cancer clinical trials

Our experienced cancer care team is always exploring advanced treatment options as well as innovative techniques for the detection and prevention of cancer. Sometimes, traditional or standard therapies are not effective for more complex cancers, which is why we continue to explore clinical trials.

Clinical trials are research studies conducted to answer important medical and scientific questions with the ultimate goal of finding better ways to treat diseases. They are used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new or investigational drugs, combinations of new and/or existing drugs and drug delivery methods.

Access to newer treatments is offered in the hopes that the new treatments will be more effective than standard treatments. They allow us to offer hope to many who are not responding to existing therapies.

Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Institute at HealthONE, an early-phase clinical trials unit, offers personalized cutting-edge cancer research for the Rocky Mountain region. To learn more about active trials, call (720) 754-2610 or search for clinical trials.

Integrative therapies

Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented approach to care that takes into account the whole person — body and mind. We partner with Medicine Hands — an integrative therapy center — to provide complementary therapies to work in partnership with your cancer treatment. We offer:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal consultation
  • Massage therapy
  • Meditation classes
  • Mind-body therapies
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical exercise
  • Reflexology
  • Stress management
  • Yoga

Nurse navigator program

Nurse navigators specialize in cancer care and serve as advocates and educators for you—from diagnosis through survivorship. Our nurse navigators are your medical system advocate and will help you, and your family understand each part of your journey while supporting your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our nurse navigators facilitate communication between your entire care team, help you coordinate appointments and address any other barriers you may face to support you throughout your cancer journey. Our mission is to provide you with seamless care.

Nurse navigators advocate for you by:

  • Advocating for your needs and connecting you to helpful resources, including rehabilitation services and complementary therapies
  • Creating a personalized experience during your appointments, evaluating your medical needs and communicating that information to your doctor
  • Emotionally supporting your decisions about your care
  • Providing education on your treatment options and clinical trial availability for your cancer type

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.

About our cancer team

In our cancer care program, members of our oncology department — from all disciplines of cancer care — gather on a weekly basis for case conferences. During these meetings, we discuss your case and create your individualized, multidisciplinary treatment plan. The goal is to work together to ensure you receive the most effective treatment plan possible.

Multidisciplinary approach to cancer care

Our team includes specialists from the following backgrounds:

  • Oncology nurse navigators
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Surgeons
  • Nursing team
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Genetic counselors
  • Case managers

Our Oncology Locations

Currently Viewing:

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

Currently Viewing:

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000

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