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.
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides you with convenient access to leading-edge cancer therapies and clinical trials. Through our Sarah Cannon oncology programs, we offer patients personal, individualized care with a trusted network of specialists who address every aspect of cancer care.
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center is pleased to offer access to askSARAH, a dedicated helpline designed to help answer your cancer-related questions. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with cancer or have questions with screenings, signs or symptoms, a specially trained askSARAH nurse can help. Committed to ensuring you have the right resources close to home, our nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225 or click here to connect directly to a nurse who can help you today.
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.