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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.

Hematology oncology in Greater Denver

If you have blood cancer, we will make the journey ahead hand-in-hand.

At HealthONE hospitals, we offer access to hematologist oncologists who are trained to effectively diagnose and treat blood cancers, including lymphoma and leukemia. Our goal is to provide you with as many options for healing as possible, including advanced treatments like bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

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.

Types of blood cancers we treat

Our doctors are prepared to treat the diverse range of blood cancers, including lymphomas, leukemias and related cancers, such as:

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

Blood cancer services we provide

Our multidisciplinary team uses leading-edge techniques and technologies to get you the care you deserve to help you manage blood cancers.

Diagnosing blood cancers

Even if you show common blood cancer symptoms, it can be easy to dismiss them as minor issues, or something similar to other common illnesses. These symptoms can include:

  • Easy bruising
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

If you are experiencing these symptoms, speak to your doctor, just to be safe. We can help diagnose your condition, offering laboratory testing, bone marrow biopsies and imaging exams.

Treatment for blood cancers

The type of blood cancer treatment you receive depends on the type of cancer you have, your overall health and many other factors. Our teams will work with you to determine the best care plan for your unique needs.

Common treatments for blood cancers include:

  • Blood transfusions
  • 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 all of your questions. Your nurse coordinator will help you prepare for each step in the transplant process. If an allogeneic transplant is required, additional testing will be performed to assist in locating a donor.

Our blood cancer programs

To ensure you receive the highest quality cancer care, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HealthONE offers two of the largest, most comprehensive blood cancer programs in Colorado.

In addition to our dedicated program at Swedish Medical Center, our Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center location partners with Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI). This is the largest full-service blood and marrow and stem cell transplant program in Colorado. This partnership ensures you have access to a host of services not available everywhere else. Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center is also home to a comprehensive blood donation center that accepts collections of apheresis platelet, plasma and red cells. We are able to use these collections for life-saving treatments and transplants, including treatments for blood cancers.

When you come to one of our locations, you become part of a comprehensive program, built on compassion and healing. We approach cancer care from all angles, addressing the various ways in which a cancer diagnosis can affect you.

Features of our blood cancer care programs include:

  • Advanced laboratory technology for measuring blood counts
  • Blood and marrow transplants
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsies performed under light sedation
  • Clinical trial access
  • Financial assistance
  • Healing arts program
  • Infusion services with chemotherapy-certified nurses
  • Mid-transplant donor services
  • Nurse navigation upon request
  • Nutritional support
  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Radiation therapy services
  • Stem cell transplants
  • Treatment for various types of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma through a tailored treatment plan

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.

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