Littleton Adventist Hospital, your trusted health partner for excellent care and support throughout your cancer journey. We provide the best evidence-based care along with unparalleled support services including dedicated nurse navigators, genetic counseling, onsite chemotherapy and radiation therapy, support and survivorship groups and much more.
In the fight against cancer, Littleton Adventist Hospital is your partner for the best cancer care and treatment options available.
Our experienced team of oncologists, physicians, surgeons, nurses, and expert staff offers a full continuum of care, from screenings that can detect the earliest signs of cancer to innovative treatment options that offer superior outcomes.
Our medical oncology practice collaborates closely with your surgeon, radiation oncolgists and other members of your medical team to customize a comprehensive treatment plan that works for you. In addition, our infusion center is staffed by registered nurses specially trained in infusion services and certified in chemotherapy administration.
No matter the stage or type of cancer you are facing, know we are utilizing state-of-the-art technology and specialized training to ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible.
Littleton Adventist Hospital radiation oncology department is a leader in cancer treatment and radiation therapy technology in the south Denver area. The radiation oncology department is located on the Littleton Adventist Hospital campus on the ground floor of 7750 S Broadway, Littleton, CO 80122.
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) that offers fast, precise, non-invasive treatment for cancer sites located throughout the body including difficult to operate regions such as the lungs, brain, spinal cord and abdomen
- Arc-based Treatment Delivery that delivers radiation treatments in a fraction of the time of standard radiation oncology equipment
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) that monitors the movement of tumors and other organs to ensure that treatment is both safe and accurate
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) that not only shapes to a tumor’s size and shape but reduces exposure to healthy tissue by creating multiple small beams of radiation that converge at tumor’s focal point
- Respiratory Gating Treatment Delivery, Optical Guidance Patient Positioning Tracking and Continuous Motion Management that tracks patient and tumor movement in real-time to allow for more precise and accurate treatment delivery
- 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D CRT) that utilizes computers and advanced imaging to deliver external-beam radiation therapy that conforms to a tumor’s specific shape and size
- High Dose Rate (HDR) and Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy that delivers direct doses of radiation to a tumor with minimal impact to surrounding tissue
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
We are proud to be one of the few radiation oncology providers in the Denver area equipped with the Varian TrueBeam image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery system. The TrueBeam is not only able to deliver all forms of advanced external-beam radiation therapy, but is also one of the fastest, most accurate and versatile treatment systems currently available.
In addition to TrueBeam, we have also enhanced our treatment capabilities by using the VisionRT®, GateCT® and GateRT® guidance systems that allow for real-time, non-invasive patient motion management. Not only do these systems enhance sophisticated treatments such as IGRT, but they also increase treatment safety and accuracy.
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
For early stage breast cancer patients, IORT can be both a timesaver - and a lifesaver. Uniquely offered at Littleton Adventist Hospital, IORT offers patients with small, early-stage tumors the opportunity to have their treatments done in one day with minimal recovery time or symptoms and move on with their lives.
This procedure delivers a 20 to 30-minute, targeted dose of radiation directly to the tumor site during surgery. This direct radiation treatment helps to destroy any microscopic tumor cells that may be left behind and reduces the risk of recurrence.
With IORT at Littleton Adventist Hospital, patients may also benefit from:
- Treatment time reduced from an average of six weeks to a single dose during surgery
- Less irritation and radiation exposure to healthy breast tissue and surrounding organs
- A ‘boost’ option for traditional radiation therapy patients
- Localized therapeutic dose of radiation helps prevent recurrence
- Minimal recovery time and an opportunity to return to quality time with loved ones
For patients with rare bone tumors in their arms or legs, there are few doctors in the entire country who can effectively remove the cancer while saving the limb. Littleton Adventist Hospital is proud to partner with a leading orthopedic oncologist as our program’s medical director to offer this innovative, life-saving treatment for our patients. Treatment options include:
- Limb-Salvage Surgery
With many types of mastectomies to choose from, our breast surgery experts will consult with you based on your individual needs and desires, including some options that may lend themselves to better cosmetic outcomes afterwards. Your breasts can be reconstructed in a number of different ways, such as with breast implants, by collecting tissue from another part of your body to transplant at the site of reconstruction, or a combination of both. If you’re thinking about having breast reconstruction, let your doctor know ahead of time. That way your surgical team can discuss with you the best treatment options.
Direct to Implant Reconstruction
If you and your surgeon determine immediate breast reconstruction, or direct to implant, is the right option for you, your implant will be performed at the same time as your mastectomy. Your surgeon can help you learn more about the advantages and what you can expect in the recovery process.
Our direct to implant surgical team utilizes the latest infection control procedures, reducing infection rates from 6.4 percent using the standard procedure, to 1.9 percent here at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Not only are we reducing infection rates, our approach also significantly reduces the amount of narcotics used for surgery, thus reducing opiate dependence and opiate-related complications.
Patient & Family Support
A cancer diagnosis is a life changing event, for both the patient and their loved ones. Research shows people who get the support they need have more favorable outcomes. In response to this and the mission statement of Littleton Adventist Hospital, we offer a wide range of support services to cope with the experience of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Strengthening Your Journey
Nurse Navigators serve as liaisons to help guide patients and their families through the complex healthcare system and provide quality and timely care. They are an integral part of your cancer care team at Littleton Adventist Hospital.
Littleton Adventist Hospital offers one-on-one genetic counseling to determine an individual’s risk of cancer, including cancer inherited from family members. Each counseling session includes recording the individual’s personal and family history and using that information to make appropriate recommendations for prevention and screening. If the information collected indicates that further genetic testing, such as lab work, is right for you, the counselor will discuss the pros and cons of such testing with you during your session. If you would like more information, call 303-734-2035.
The Yoga for Cancer Recovery classes are designed to provide additional support for living through your cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
The classes will incorporate breath-mediated movement and repetition in yoga postures followed by a brief stay or hold of each posture. The postures are safely done while seated in chairs and while standing. After engaging in a planned series of yoga postures, we will practice specific breathing techniques which serve to reduce stress and bring the class participants into a relaxed, calm and restful state. Your class leader will be Gary Schroeder, MA, RRT, and Certified Yoga Therapist.
For more information or have questions, call 303-738-7787.
When: Every Wednesday from 5 - 6:15 p.m.
Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital Radiation Oncology; 7750 S Broadway, Ground Floor Conference Room, Littleton, Colorado 80122
Cost: FREE (Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Adventist Health Foundation)
This program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is for women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer. This two-hour class is led by a beauty care professional and includes skin care and makeup, hair loss options like wigs scarves etc. and nail care tips. Each participant receives a complementary kit of cosmetics and skin care products to use in class and take home with them. The class will include no more than 10 participants.
This is offered at Littleton Adventist Hospital four times a year. For dates and other locations in the Denver area call toll-free 1-800-227-2345. There is no cost for the class, but registration is required.
No one should have to walk this journey alone, which is why we encourage you to connect with our Littleton Cancer Support Group. The group’s goal is to provide helpful, practical information for anyone struggling with any type of cancer, from diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.
Sometimes your family and friends struggle as much as you do, so this group is for you, as well as your support network. We hope that you will join us during this special gathering, as stress can be diminished through a community of support and thoughtful presentations of helpful information.
Meets the 4th Tuesday of Every Month
5:00 - 6:15 pm
Littleton Adventist Hospital Radiation Oncology
7750 S Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
Meet: Ground Floor Conference Room
Conditions We Treat
- Breast Cancer
- Bone Tumors
- Colon Cancer
- Gynecological Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer