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Oncology

Oncology is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncologists receive extensive, specialized training to care for patients. Treatments may include a combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, medication and/or surgery.

Pediatric oncologists in Denver

We understand it's critical for any child with a cancer diagnosis to have the love and encouragement of their friends and family.

At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, our pediatric cancer specialists ensure your family is part of your child's care. We combine expert diagnostic skills with experienced and comprehensive care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Types of childhood cancer we treat

We treat a wide range of pediatric cancers and related disorders, including:

  • Acute and chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone cancers
  • Bone marrow failures
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Clotting disorders
  • Common and rare anemias
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Eye tumors
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Liver and kidney tumors
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neutropenias
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Osteogenic and Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft tissue tumors

Our pediatric cancer care program

As members of the Children’s Oncology Group — a worldwide consortium of pediatric cancer centers supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) — we collaborate on clinical and laboratory research with other investigators from across the U.S. and abroad. This important relationship allows our pediatric cancer specialists to participate in the most advanced treatments, giving our patients the best care available, while helping to improve knowledge in the field and improve outcomes for the future.

Pediatric cancer services

We provide a wide range of pediatric oncology services to treat your child’s cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric oncology specialists offers:

  • Personalized patient nurse navigators to help you and your child understand the medical journey, understand medications, improve communication between you and your care teams, overcome barriers, coordinate care and connect you with community resources
  • Chemotherapy and other treatment options for children and teens with cancer, such as blood disorders (pediatric hematology) and pediatric sarcoma (also known as bone cancer) or orthopedic oncology
  • Clinical trials for children
  • Medical and surgical treatment of cancer
  • Radiation therapy and pediatric pathology

Treatment for pediatric sarcomas

We provide expert care for children with bone cancer. While most tumors in children are benign, our board-certified pediatric complex orthopedic and oncology specialists have extensive experience so that you get the right diagnosis and treatment plan in the shortest amount of time. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists treats a wide range of sarcomas (tumors) that are present in the bones. We are a leader in providing high-quality treatment and compassionate care for children with cancer.


Pediatric liver and kidney cancer treatment

We offer advanced care for liver and kidney cancer in children. Our specialists understand that childhood cancers are different from cancers that develop in adults, so we offer individual and specialized treatment in a clinical setting designed for children. We offer care for a range of liver and kidney cancers, including:

  • Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Renal cell cancer
  • Wilms' Tumors

Symptoms of these types of cancer can include a swelling of the abdomen, fever, nausea, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, constipation or blood in the urine. For renal cell cancers (RCC) in children, one of the first symptoms is usually blood in the urine. Other symptoms include back pain or pain in the abdomen that does not subside, a mass or lump in the back or belly, fatigue, weight loss or fever.


Pediatric hematology/oncology treatment

Our pediatric oncologists/hematologists specialize in treating childhood cancers and blood disorders in children from birth through young adulthood. Blood disorders involve problems in the body with red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow and lymph nodes. We offer treatment for blood cancer, as well as disorders like anemia or Sickle Cell Disease.


Multidisciplinary pediatric cancer treatment

When you choose our hospital for your child’s cancer care, you are selecting a hospital that combines all of its resources to provide your child with the complete care they need. Our pediatric oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, infusion specialists, specially trained nurses, patient nurse navigators, psychological support staff, home care service providers and child life specialists all work together to ensure your child receives the multispecialty care necessary to treat pediatric sarcomas.

Our patients and their families benefit from our combined medical expertise which is balanced by our commitment to easing fears and pain, assisting with supportive care, helping to manage acute and/or ongoing side effects of chemotherapy and providing nutrition and health guidance throughout care and into childhood cancer survivorship.

We work closely with your child’s primary care doctor, collaborating during and after the course of treatment. It is important to us that children are treated as a whole, instead of solely focusing on treating their disease.

Specialized nurse training

In our pediatric outpatient center, we offer infusion chemotherapy, biotherapies, antibiotics or medicines for other conditions. We staff specially trained pediatric cancer nurses who are:

  • Certified in giving chemotherapy and biotherapies
  • Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Educated on an ongoing basis in pediatric hematology and oncology
  • Specially trained at starting pediatric IVs, accessing central lines and responding to any emergencies that may arise during infusion

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.

askSARAH helpline

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.

Pediatric cancer resources

We are proud to offer pediatric cancer resources to help you and your child with life outside of the hospital.

Resources and organizations

We understand treating cancer can put a strain on finances, so we provide a social work team to help you get in touch with national and local resources and organizations that can help.

National pediatric cancer support resources and services include the following:

Denver-area and Colorado state resources include:


Our Oncology Locations

Currently Viewing:

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000

Currently Viewing:

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000
Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

2.0 miles