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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 centers in Greater Denver

When you need compassionate cancer care, we're always here for you.

At HealthONE hospitals, we provide comprehensive, compassionate cancer care programs. Our specialized teams of cancer doctors (oncologists) work together with many other specialists. They provide you with an individualized care plan that can include both nonsurgical and surgical treatments.

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.

Cancers we treat

We provide you with as broad a range of cancer care as possible, which means we have the capabilities to treat a wide variety of cancers, including:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Tongue cancer

Oncology services we provide

Our cancer network includes multiple acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, radiation therapy centers and outpatient imaging centers.

Cancer screenings

Early detection of cancer is one of the most important ways to ensure successful treatment. Our team is dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection through education and screenings.

To ensure you have the support you need — even before a cancer diagnosis — we provide detailed programs for and information about cancer screenings.

Breast cancer screening

To ensure optimal breast health, our hospitals offer mammograms as a way 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, our doctors use a long, thin tube attached to a camera to view the colon and look for any polyps (abnormal tissue growths).

Lung cancer screening

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

Skin cancer screening

Screening for skin cancer can sometimes be simpler than other screenings, but it is just as important. Our doctors will carefully examine your skin and take note of any irregularities, markings or pigmented areas of concern. They can then advise you on next steps, which may include a biopsy or simply keeping an eye on these areas to monitor changes.

Genetic counseling and education

If you have a history of cancer in your family, you can ask your doctor if you may benefit from genetic counseling. A genetic counselor is a healthcare professional with special training in medical genetics and psychosocial counseling.

Our hospitals provide access to genetic counselors. They help you understand how your familial history of cancer may indicate the potential for developing cancer.


Types of cancer treatments we offer

To ensure you receive effective care, we offer many types of specialized cancer treatments. This includes advanced treatments, such as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), irreversible electroporation (IRE) and high dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy.

Other cancer treatments we offer include:

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy, a type of infusion service, is a drug-based treatment that uses powerful medicine to kill fast-growing cancer cells. Chemotherapy is a common treatment for many types of cancer.

Radiation therapy

Using high-energy X-rays to destroy cancer cells, radiation therapy is preferred by many due to the ease of the procedures and its noninvasive nature. In many cases, radiation therapy works well when used in conjunction with surgery and/or chemotherapy.

Interventional radiology

If your cancer cannot be surgically removed or effectively treated with chemotherapy, interventional radiology can be an effective form of treatment. Options include radiofrequency ablation (killing the tumor with heat) and cryoablation (destroying cancer cells with cold temperatures).

Some of our other interventional oncology procedures include:

  • Chemoembolization
  • Complex biopsies
  • Drug-eluting bead embolization
  • Intra-arterial yttrium-90 radioembolization
  • Tumor ablation
  • Tumor embolization

Surgical oncology and transplants

When cancer is detected, one option for treatment is the surgical removal of the tumor. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, our doctors specialize in the removal of many types of cancer.

Our surgeons work together to determine the appropriate procedure. They can often provide minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures. These can include:

  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Colectomy for colon cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer robotic surgery
  • Microsurgical reconstructive surgery
  • Robot-assisted prostatectomy for prostate cancer
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Transplants (e.g., blood and bone marrow transplants)

Oncology rehabilitation (rehab) and therapies

To help you continue to heal, we provide outpatient oncology rehab treatments for when you are actively receiving cancer treatments. Our rehab program is personalized to help you regain, maintain and enhance your lifestyle throughout treatment.

Our cancer rehab services include:

Integrative therapy

Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented way of approaching care that takes into account the whole person. Our hospitals offer a variety of integrated care services to provide complementary care for when you are already undergoing traditional treatment.

Some of the integrative therapies we offer include:

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

Healing arts therapy for cancer

Participating in creative activities during times of emotional stress or illness can help you experience relaxation. Because of this, we offer creative arts therapy as an additional outlet to help you heal. Led by a certified art therapist, our program allows patients and their families to participate in specific expressive art activities to help them cope with the emotional stress of illness and treatment.

These include:

  • Creative writing and journaling
  • Drawing and painting
  • Music therapy

Cancer support and survivorship

We know that sometimes you need more than inpatient treatments to navigate your cancer journey. This is why we offer a variety of cancer support services to provide you with additional resources.

These services include:

  • Cancer resource centers
  • Cancer support groups
  • Interactive online classes
  • Lymphedema management
  • Oncology nurse navigators
  • Oncology rehabilitation

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Cancer clinical trials

Sometimes, traditional or standard therapies for treating cancer are not effective for more complex cancers. This is why our experienced cancer care team is always exploring advanced treatment options as well as innovative techniques for the detection and prevention of cancer.

One of the ways we do this is through clinical trials and our partnership with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Denver. Clinical trials are research studies conducted to answer important medical questions with the hope 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 with the ultimate goal that they will be more effective than standard treatments and offer hope to patients who may not be responding to existing therapies.


Multidisciplinary oncology teams

To ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan, our specialists collaborate with one another to provide you with the high-quality care you deserve.

This team includes:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Reconstructive physicians (plastic surgeons)
  • Surgical oncologists

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.

What is the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute?

Learn more about our partnership with Sarah Cannon and our commitment to providing leading-edge cancer treatments.

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