Radiation oncology in Denver, CO
At Swedish Medical Center, we offer expert radiation therapy from a dedicated team of specialists. We’re an ACR-accredited radiation oncology practice led by a board-certified radiation oncologist and ONS-certified nursing staff.
Radiation oncology is a less-invasive treatment option that uses radiation to treat cancer cells and is often used in combination with other types of treatment options, including surgery and chemotherapy. Using advanced imaging technology, our experienced radiation oncology specialists deliver targeted radiation treatment to affected cells with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
To learn more about the radiation oncology program at Swedish, call (303) 788-5860.
Cutting-edge technology and facilities
In addition to our highly experienced team, our center offers leading technology to help treat and beat our patients’ cancers:
Clinac ix Linear Accelerator
This advanced radiation technology allows us to offer high-quality treatments for cancer patients. It offers:
- Up to three photon beams
- Range of electron energy choices
- Low-dose-rate therapy
- Respiration-synchronized image acquisition
- Reproducible online image matching
- Remote control of image position
Using this machine, we are able to offer many treatment technologies for cancer patients.
This treatment for breast cancer patients involves inserting small, flexible tubes into the breast. At scheduled times throughout the course of treatment, the tubes are connected to a machine for delivery of internal radiation therapy. After treatment is complete, the tubes are removed.
Cancer treatment under one roof
At Swedish, each patient’s cancer care journey, from diagnosis through surgery, rehabilitation and survivorship, can happen in one place. This allows us to minimize the complexities of coordinating treatment and care. Our board-certified experts are on your side every step of the way.
Our radiation oncology program is located very close to our Infusion Center, offering chemotherapy treatment, so patients can access multiple facets of oncology care within walking distance of one another.
What to expect during radiation therapy
At Swedish, we believe in coordinated care. Our radiation oncologists collaborate with your other doctors to establish your treatment plan. Your team consists of a nurse, a dosimetrist (specialist dedicated to equipment physics) and a radiation oncologist.
While the treatment itself may only take a few minutes, plan to be at Swedish for at least 30 minutes for your therapy appointments.
Most of our therapies last between two and eight weeks, during which you undergo treatment once daily, five days a week. Your radiation oncologist will go over your schedule with you during your initial appointment.
When the time comes for you to schedule an appointment with the radiation oncology program, contact us at (303) 788-5860.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Swedish Medical Center is 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.com.