As Colorado’s only accredited academic comprehensive cancer program, Cancer Centers of Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital 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 in Denver.
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.
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.
We offer services ranging from prevention, screening and diagnosis through treatment, survivorship, and if need be, end-of-life care. Advanced technology to screen for, diagnose and monitor cancer include tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) and a 64-slice PET/CT scanner.
Learn more about cancer screenings and diagnosis.
Your treatment plan will be personalized to you and 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 other forms of cancer with precision, while protecting nearby healthy tissue. These include:
Supportive care, such as nutrition and naturopathic remedies, may be used in conjunction with treatments based on your preference.
We treat all cancers regardless of type and stage. Here are some of the most common:
We believe in the power created when physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and other professionals come together with a single goal of quality patient care. Everything we do aims to extend or maximize each precious life we encounter. When you enter our doors, you’ll be greeted by a caring team of professionals devoted to protecting and nurturing your hopes and dreams for the future.
Saint Joseph Hospital and National Jewish Health have formed a joint operating agreement to provide inpatient and outpatient care in Colorado. National Jewish Health is the leading national respiratory hospital, and this collaborative care model brings together two leading healthcare organizations when it comes to treating lung and thoracic cancers. The strong outpatient approach and specialty expertise of National Jewish Health complements the focused inpatient expertise of Saint Joseph Hospital, increasing our ability to help you at all stages of your care.
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.
Sometimes the most comforting words are from fellow cancer survivors. Learn directly from patients who’ve fought cancer and won.
The accreditations we’ve earned demonstrate our commitment to the highest quality of care:
Saint Joseph Hospital offers genetic testing and counseling on-site. Patients are referred if a possibility of a genetic connection is detected. We work to expedite your results so you can get answers to important questions.
Our healing therapies include naturopathic medicine, rehabilitative medicine, access to spiritual care and nutrition counseling. These services are designed with your healing in mind.
Saint Joseph Hospital offers support groups for all cancer patients and their families. You can join one even if you were treated for cancer elsewhere. The groups include long-time survivors who provide perspective, encouragement and support.
Throughout your cancer journey, we provide ongoing education and support. While you receive treatment, your nurse navigator makes sure you have access to support groups, and once you beat your cancer, we celebrate survivors. In addition, we actively work with you to prevent your cancer from coming back.
Lymphedema is a chronic, painful swelling in your arms or legs due to having your lymph nodes removed or damaged during surgery or radiation therapy. It can occur months or years after cancer treatment. Although there’s no cure for lymphedema, techniques are available that successfully reduce or relieve symptoms. Seeking treatment right away can lower your risk of infections and complications and prevent lymphedema from getting worse.
More about lymphedema therapy.
We aim to make patients as comfortable as possible, and while it is a part of end-of-life care, palliative care can be applied in any stage of cancer. Our services focus on improving quality of life, helping with decision-making and providing emotional support to patients and their families.