Cancer treatment center in South Denver
At Sky Ridge Medical Center, our expert oncologists provide advanced treatments and services—including complementary health programs—for many types of cancer.
We also understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. This is why we offer patients comprehensive care throughout diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
For more information about cancer treatment at Sky Ridge Medical Center, please call (720) 225-4203.
As a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program recognized by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, Sky Ridge Medical Center provides the Greater Denver area with advanced technology for diagnosing and treating cancer.
Comprehensive cancer care
We want our patients to feel supported, every step of the way. To do this, we offer cancer care through a variety of treatments, services and support programs. Our goal is to provide you with a wide range of options to ensure you receive a care plan that is right for you.
Our oncology program features:
- Multidisciplinary oncology team
- Access to state–of–the-art treatment options and clinical trials
- Fellowship–trained surgeons who perform minimally-invasive robotic–assisted surgery
- Dedicated radiation oncology department
- On–site chemotherapy and infusion services
- Access to comprehensive and advanced imaging modalities including PET, MRI, and CT
- Site–specific interventional radiology treatment techniques such as Yttrium–90 radio-embolization and chemoembolization of the liver
- Nurse navigators
- Oncology rehabilitation services through physical therapy
- Cancer resource center
- Pet therapy program
Multidisciplinary oncology team
At our hospital, we provide one-stop access for multidisciplinary cancer care and are available to address concerns patients may have about treatment. Our multidisciplinary approach to care means that several specific providers work together to provide comprehensive, team-based care to attack cancer from every angle.
When all of a patient’s providers are on the same team, it allows for easy and open communication between physicians as well as a less stressful experience for patients. Our multidisciplinary cancer care teams meet weekly to discuss treatment plans and ensure that patients are receiving the highest quality, evidence-based care.
Our cancer care team includes:
- Surgical oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Reconstructive surgeons
- Radiation oncologists
- Physical therapists
- Radiation therapists
- Nurse navigators
- Oncology nurses and patient care assistants
Cancer resource center
Our comprehensive care goes beyond diagnosis and treatment. Sky Ridge is proud to offer the only Cancer Resource Center in the Denver Metro are. Staffed by Sky Ridge volunteers most of whom are cancer survivors themselves, we provide information about cancer, care services, and resources to patients, families and caregivers.
Our Cancer Resource Center is located in the Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Institute, which is adjacent to the main hospital.
Available services include:
- Wigs, scarves, hats and port pillows for clients who have lost their hair or are in need of head coverings
- Assistance in making appointments for mastectomy bra fittings
- Access to the latest information about tests, treatments and clinical trials
- Information about local community support resources
- Reduced lodging can be secured during cancer treatment through our Sky Ridge Family Concierge
As the only partner in the Denver Metro area to E-Beauty Community Inc., we are able to provide women undergoing cancer treatment with free wigs.
Our cancer resource center is available by appointment. Please call 720-225-4203 and one of our trained volunteers will assist you in learning more about accessing community resources.
For more information about our cancer resource center, please call us at (720) 225-4203.
Interventional radiology for cancer treatment
Unique to our cancer center is our expertise in minimally invasive interventional radiology (IR) for treating several types of cancer, including liver, breast and colon cancer.
Interventional radiology is a sub-specialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance—including X–rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our interventional radiologists specialize in using nonsurgical techniques for targeted treatments.
For patients who have been diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor, it is critical for these patients to see a highly trained neurosurgeon with experience treating these conditions.
Our surgical team is a leader in HealthONE in neuro–oncology, using new and innovative treatment methods to evaluate, diagnose and remove brain and spinal cord tumors. Additionally, our specialists are on hand to discuss clinical trials and help patients make educated decisions about their treatment options.
Nurse navigation program
Our oncology nurse navigators are an important member of your care team. They serve as the first point of contact when a patient is newly diagnosed with cancer. They then follow the patient throughout the treatment journey to ensure each patient has the educational resources, support and services they need to receive high-quality care in a timely manner.
The nurse navigator will keep patients and their families informed about procedures and treatment plans, help expedite follow-up appointments and work with each patient to help make an informed decision about their care plan. Our navigators offer guidance in the following cancer care areas:
- Breast cancer care
- Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer care
- Gynecologic cancer care
- Lung cancer care
For more information about how a nurse navigator can help you through the cancer journey, please call our Cancer Care Line at (720) 225-2273.
Preventive cancer screenings
In partnership with the annual 9Health Fair, we are able to provide the Denver community with access to cancer screenings and education.
We provide the following cancer screenings:
- Breast cancer screenings—We host an annual Women’s Symposium where we discuss screening information for breast health and lung cancer.
- Colorectal cancer screenings—We provide take-home kits and encourage people in the community to take advantage of our “Colonoscopy Saturday” program.
- Gynecological cancer screenings—We provide education on human papillomavirus (HPV) for both adults and children, as well as vaccine education for parents.
- Prostate cancer screenings—We partner with the Prostate Conditions Education Council for our annual free prostate cancer screening day.
- Skin cancer screenings—At our annual Women’s Symposium, we offer a workshop about preventing skin cancer.
All who attend the 9Health Fair are notified with abnormal findings after the event. We will continue to post the results of these events on our website.
Cancers we treat
We diagnose and treat a wide scope of different cancers, including:
- Brain and other Central Nervous System cancers
- Blood cancers
- Head and neck cancers
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastric cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Small bowel cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Gynecologic cancers
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Anal cancer
Our cancer center offers patients who have been diagnosed with brain cancer access to individualized, expert-level care from a team of dedicated neuro-oncology surgeons.
While clinical trials for benign tumors are uncommon, there are some malignant brain tumors that have clinical trials associated with them. Our specialists are on hand to discuss clinical trials and help patients make an educated decision about their treatment options.
Our skin cancer experts use advanced techniques to diagnose and treat all types of skin cancer. Additionally, we offer a specialized treatment option for skin cancer—Mohs micrographic surgery, or Mohs microsurgery.
This procedure is an extremely precise treatment for basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Because the roots of skin cancer often extend beyond the visible skin, surgeons use microscopes and careful removal of cancerous tissue to ensure complete removal of the cancer to the root.
This precision leads to an estimated 99 percent cure-rate for new cancers and 95 percent cure-rate for recurrent cancers. Additionally, the procedure decreases the chance of regrowth while minimizing scarring and damage to surrounding, healthy tissue.
Cancer care outcomes
At Sarah Cannon at Sky Ridge Medical Center and within the HealthONE Cancer Network, we continually monitor quality indicators and outcomes to improve patient care. These measures include evidence-based guidelines. Providing care according to the recommendations of the Commission on Cancer, as well as the National Quality Forum (NQF), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), is more likely to result in high-quality patient outcomes.
We are proud of our outcomes on key cancer program measures. Our multidisciplinary approach with collaboration among physicians, clinicians and nurse navigators improves communication, coordination of care and effective treatment for our patients.
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.
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 or chat online at askSARAHnow.
Oncology at HealthONE
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