Cancer may make you feel like you’ve lost control. We’ll put you back in charge of your life with proven therapies and the latest science, keeping you close to home and the people who help you stay strong.
How we diagnose and treat cancer
Our specialists are skilled in treating all types of cancer and create personalized care plans, which often combine treatments to give you the best outcome.
Exceptional cancer care with a personal touch
Cancer Centers of Colorado at Good Samaritan Medical Center offers the choices in treatment and technology you’d expect from a national cancer institute but with a much more personal touch.
From the moment you’re diagnosed, you’ll have a dedicated, caring team focused on your needs, starting with a nurse navigator who will assist you every step of the way. As part of a faith-based, mission-driven healthcare organization, Cancer Centers of Colorado makes it a priority to care for the body, mind and spirit of our patients. This unique blend of medical excellence and compassionate care makes Cancer Centers of Colorado a sound choice for comprehensive cancer care.
A plan designed just for you
It starts with a screening to learn about the stresses you’re feeling – from concerns about treatments or side effects to worries about financial burdens or transportation. From there, we make a plan to address each concern so you can focus on the business of getting well. Every service you need can be found in one place within our hospital.
Supporting patients and families
We want you to focus on getting better, not whom to call, where to go or what to do. To help you navigate your cancer journey, our patient navigators are right beside you every step of the way. In addition, you have access to registered dietitians, social workers, chaplains and trained medical librarians who provide you with educational resources.
Types of cancer
We treat all cancers regardless of type and stage. These are a few of the most common:
Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Our comprehensive services for cancer begin with prevention and screening and continue with personalized plans for treating cancer and returning you to health. To detect and monitor cancer, we offer advanced technology, including:
- Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) – Provides a more complete picture of the breast and can better reveal early-stage or hard-to-find cancers
- A 64-slice PET/CT scan – Enables radiologists to see a more accurate picture of abnormal cell growth
Your treatment plan may include one or a combination of these approaches:
As part of treatment, we apply some of the latest tools available to attack tumors and malignancies with precision, while protecting nearby healthy tissue. These include:
- Varian TrueBeam™ linear accelerator
- Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR)
- 4-D computed tomography
- 3-D conformal radiation (3D-CRT)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
What to expect
From the little things, like convenient parking and an on-site laboratory and pharmacy, to the biggest, like the latest treatments and technologies, we work to support your needs so you can focus on one thing: getting better. We recognize and respect individual differences and preferences and tailor treatment and services to your unique situation. This includes integrative therapies such as acupuncture and massage, spiritual care and stress management. We also partner with home care providers.
Our cancer team
Our doctors have trained at some of the most well-known schools and hospitals in the country and bring this expertise to you, so you benefit from high-quality care close to the support of family and friends. Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of a larger network of hospitals across the Denver area that offer even more knowledge, expertise and resources to your treatment plan, when needed.
We recognize that a cancer diagnosis is more than a disease, so we assemble a team of professionals, from therapists and nutritionists to social workers and chaplains, who work closely together in a coordinated approach to treating you as a whole person.
And the most important member of the team? You. We make you an active participant and decision-maker in your care plan.
Navigating through the process
From support groups to financial assistance, our teams are readily available to help you navigate your cancer care and makes sense of what can be overwhelming and complex.