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.

askSARAH helpline

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Rose 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 about 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 fill out the askSARAH contact form to connect directly to a nurse who can help you today.

Advanced cancer care in Denver

A cancer diagnosis can be frightening, confusing and overwhelming. At Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center in Denver, we understand the challenges you face, and our team is here to help you consider all of your options. We offer the latest in cancer screenings, cancer staging and cancer diagnosis, as well as leading-edge treatments for all forms of cancer. Our multidisciplinary cancer care team, including our patient navigators, works collaboratively with each other to guide patients from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship and surveillance.

Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center is an accredited Commission on Cancer® program, as designated by the American College of Surgeons. Only 25 percent of hospitals have received this accreditation. By choosing a Commission on Cancer® accredited program, you can rest assured that you are choosing a leading-edge, comprehensive program that is committed to quality care.

Cancers we treat

We provide comprehensive cancer care for the following:

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Endocrine cancers

Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center partners with our Thyroid & Parathyroid Center to treat thyroid cancer and other cancers affecting the endocrine system. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the most aggressive thyroid cancer we treat and luckily one of the least common. Anaplasia refers to the loss of resemblance to the normal thyroid gland.

The good news is that most thyroid cancers are very treatable, and most patients end up with an excellent prognosis. Treatment will depend on the type of thyroid cancer a patient has and may include surgically removing all or part of the thyroid, radioactive iodine treatment or medications.

Gynecologic cancer care

We make the health needs of women in our community a top priority. We offer advanced treatment and care for cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and vulvar cancer. We encourage regular gynecologic screenings, such as Pap smears, to aid in the early detection and prevention of cancers affecting women.

At Rose Medical Center, our goal is to help you understand your diagnosis, disease and treatment options through education and support.

Cancer treatments

We offer an array of treatment options so that we can individualize each patient’s care plan to their needs and type of cancer. We offer:

Surgical oncology

Surgery is a common element to cancer treatment. Surgical treatments for cancer have become even more advanced with the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System, the leader in robotic surgical technology. At Rose, our surgeons are able to utilize robotic technologies to treat the following cancers:

  • Uterine cancer through robotic-assisted hysterectomy
  • Kidney cancer through robotic-assisted partial or total nephrectomy
  • Colon cancer through robotic-assisted surgery
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Integrative therapies for cancer patients

Integrative medicine is healing-oriented, taking into account the whole person—body, mind and spirit— and all lifestyle aspects. Rose Medical Center partners with Medicine Hands to provide integrative and complementary therapies to work in partnership with your radiation therapy treatment. We offer:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal consultation
  • Massage therapy
  • Meditation
  • Mind-body therapies
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical exercise
  • Reflexology
  • Stress management
  • Yoga

Multidisciplinary approach to cancer care

The experienced team at Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center gathers experts from all disciplines of cancer care on a weekly basis for case conferences. During these meetings, we discuss cases and create individualized, multidisciplinary treatment plans for our patients.

Specialists from the following backgrounds are present to discuss treatment and care for individual patient cases to develop the best treatment plan possible:

Oncology Nurse, Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Genetic Counselors, Nursing Team, Physical Therapists, Radiologists, Pathologists, and Case Managers Find a cancer care specialist

Hereditary Cancer Clinic at Rose

Many people wonder about their cancer risk based on family cancer history or ancestry. That is why our team at Rose Medical Center created the Rose Medical Center Hereditary Cancer Clinic. Our mission is to help educate patients and families about familial cancer and cancer risk and provide an easy resource for cancer screening, risk reduction and genetic counseling.

Contact our clinic today, call (720) 376-7891.

Many patients who contact the Rose Hereditary Clinic have a history or ancestry that includes:

  • Diagnosis of cancer at a younger than average age
  • Multiple relatives with the same cancer type
  • Multiple cancers in a single person
  • Family member diagnosis with certain rare cancers (such as male breast cancer, sarcoma or others)
  • Family member diagnosis with certain benign growths or tumors
  • A known mutation (positive genetic test) for a cancer susceptibility gene

The program at Rose Hereditary Clinic includes:

  • Initial risk assessment and coordination of care from our specialized nurse
  • Screening at the Rose Breast Center
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Coordination of follow-up care

Genetic counseling

Only about five to 10 percent of all cancers are inherited, but individuals who inherit an abnormal gene have a greater chance of developing particular types of cancers within their lifetime and at a younger age. If you have a history of cancer in your family, discuss with your doctor whether you may benefit from genetic counseling to educate you about your risk of developing certain cancers.

Our partners at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers can provide the expertise to help you understand how your familial history of cancer may indicate the potential for developing cancer.

Outstanding cancer outcomes

At Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center and within the HealthONE Cancer Network, we continually monitor quality indicators and outcomes to improve patient care. 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.

Rose Medical Center is proud of our outcomes on these 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.

Definition and requirements

Each year, the cancer committee develops and disseminates a report of patient or program outcomes to the public. The content of the report includes outcome information on one or more of the following standards.

  • Standard 4.1 prevention programs
  • Standard 4.2 screening programs
  • Standard 4.4 accountability measures–these will be the measures that we will use
  • Standard 4.5 quality improvement measures–these will be the measures that we will use
  • Standard 4.6 monitoring compliance with evidence-based guidelines
  • Standard 4.7 studies of quality
  • Standard 4.8 quality improvements