Cancer treatment center in Aurora
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be a difficult journey. The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) provides quality cancer care for patients and their families in a nurturing and healing environment.
Our multispecialty team offers advanced cancer screening, treatments and care, including:
- State-of-the-art services and equipment
- Genetic counseling for families with a history of cancer
- Oncology Certified Nurses
- Oncology nurse navigators who serve as a liaison between the medical team and the patient/family
- Access to clinical trials and new cancer treatment options
- Education and support for patients, families and friends at TMCA Cancer Resource Center
- Private patient rooms
- Established program partnered with the American Cancer Society
For more information about our cancer care program, call askSARAH at (303) 253-3325 to speak to a registered nurse 24/7.
Our accredited oncology program in a community hospital setting
We are a Community Hospital Cancer Program approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), which recognizes our commitment to diagnosing and treating a wide array of cancer types while providing personalized care. We use the most advanced tools and procedures and our patients have access to education, support and clinical research.
Our Breast Cancer Care Center at TMCA has full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program also administered by the CoC. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers that have committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care and undergo an in-depth evaluation process and review of their performance.
TMCA is the only community hospital in the Denver metro area to qualify for Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®.
Types of cancers we treat
Our team coordinates care to ensure the best cancer treatment options and outcomes possible for:
- Adrenal cancer
- Anal cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Bone cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Head and neck cancers
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Skin cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Throat cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Tongue cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Vaginal cancer
Oncology nurse navigation program
As part of our cancer support services, oncology nurse navigators are the first point of contact for patients who have received a cancer diagnosis. This role serves as an advocate and liaison between the patient and the team to ensure the best possible care.
Meet our complex GI and lung nurse navigator
Mary Buffington, RN, BSN, OCN, ONN-CG Complex GI and lung cancer nurse navigator
“As a nurse navigator, I serve as an advocate and guide for people on their cancer journey. When I meet with them, one of the first things I say is ‘I am here for you and will fight to make this journey easier.’ Nothing makes me happier than helping people thrive and be empowered.”
Most cancers occur by chance. Some cancers run in families. In these families, the risk for cancer can be higher than the general population and these families may need different screening options.
Genetic counseling is recommended for individuals with a family history of cancer. Genetic counselors predict your likelihood of cancer development. Our genetic counselors are knowledgeable in all aspects of genetic testing options, results interpretation and screening recommendations. Our goal is either cancer prevention or catching cancer at its earliest stages when it’s easier to treat.
If you have a family history of cancer, you may have a greater-than-average risk for cancer and may benefit from a genetic evaluation. If you have questions about genetic testing or need to schedule an appointment, call (303) 360-3742.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
The Medical Center of Aurora 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.