Cancer Care at Saint Joseph Hospital

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 and keep you close to home and the people who help you stay strong.

Exceptional cancer care with a personal touch

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.

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.

Comprehensive services for cancer care

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:

  • Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS/SBRT)
  • 4-D computed tomography
  • Surgical margin probing devices to detect trace amount for cancer cells
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

Supportive care, such as nutrition and naturopathic remedies, may be used in conjunction with treatments based on your preference.

Types of cancer

We treat all cancers regardless of type and stage. Here are some of the most common:

Our cancer team

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.

Collaborative care with National Jewish Health

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.

Learn about innovative screening for lung cancer.

Take an online lung cancer risk assessment.

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.

Hear from patients who’ve been there

Sometimes the most comforting words are from fellow cancer survivors. Learn directly from patients who’ve fought cancer and won.

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