Penrose Cancer Center

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Penrose Cancer Center

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Conditions We Treat

World-Class Cancer Care in Colorado Springs

To get the very best cancer care, you don't have to travel very far. Strengthened by the Centura Health network, Colorado and Kansas' largest system of hospitals working together to treat more cancer patients, the Penrose Cancer Center brings world-class cancer technology and physicians right to southern Colorado's residents. We have been providing quality cancer care to adult patients since 1939, are one of the best-known, longest-standing community cancer programs in the western United States and have been a pioneer in radiation oncology for more than 70 years.

We offer a full range of clinical trials, psychosocial support services and nurse navigation and pride ourselves on a multidisciplinary approach to care: uniting surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists as well as oncology certified nurses and ancillary staff to deliver the best possible outcome for patients. We are also part of the Centura Health Cancer Network, a comprehensive statewide cancer network that brings together the best and brightest minds in cancer care, armed with leading edge technologies and capabilities that offer a complete array of services, connecting patients with all types of cancers and blood disorders to the most advanced care available in Colorado.  

  • Brain Cancer

    Learn more about Brain Cancer.

    Brain Cancer treatment options at Penrose Cancer Center include:

    • Surgery
    • Radiation therapy (including Cyberknife®)
    • Chemotherapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type and location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

    Did you know?

    • Compared to open brain surgery, our Cyberknife is a very safe, precise, and reliable treatment option with minimal to no side effects or recovery time.
  • Breast Cancer

    Learn more about Breast Cancer.

    Breast Cancer treatment options at Penrose Cancer Center include:

    • Lumpectomy
    • Lymph node dissection
    • Partial mastectomy
    • Full mastectomy
    • Breast reconstruction
    • Biopsy
    • Traditional radiation therapy
    • High-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy
    • Accerlerated partial breast radiation
    • Chemotherapy
    • Hormone therapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type and location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

    Did you know?

    • The Breast Oncology program is Penrose Cancer Center's oldest and busiest multidisciplinary program. A team comprised of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, genetics professionals, care navigators, clinical trial specialists, and other support staff meets on a weekly basis to discuss management of new breast cancer or high risk breast referrals.
    • We are proud to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that you will have access to quality, comprehensive care close to home, a multidisciplinary team approach, information about ongoing clinical trials, and information about new treatment options.
  • Colon & Rectal Cancer

    Learn more about colon and rectal cancer

    Colon cancer treatment options at Penrose Cancer Center include:

    • Surgery
    • Minimally-invasive robotic-assisted surgery (daVinci)
    • Traditional radiation therapy 
    • Chemotherapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type and location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

  • Gynecologic Cancer

    Learn more about gynecologic cancer.

    Under the guidance of a board-certified gynecologic oncologist, Penrose Cancer Center offers specialized, focused care for gynecologic cancers. 

    Gynecologic cancer treatment at Penrose Cancer Center includes:

    • Open abdominal and pelvic surgeries
    • Minimally-invasive robotic surgeries
    • Chemotherapy
    • Cancer research trials
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Specialized Gynecologic Oncology Nurse Navigation
    • Genetic screening and counseling
    • Integrative therapies and support groups
    • Follow-up care
  • Head & Neck Cancer

    Learn more about Learn more about Head & Neck Cancer.

    Head and neck cancer treatment options at Penrose Cancer Center include:

    • Surgery (including minimally-invasive techniques)
    • Radiation therapy (including Cyberknife®)
    • Chemotherapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma

    Learn more about Hematologic Cancers.

    Leukemia and Lymphoma treatment options at Penrose Cancer Center include:

    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Surgery (less common) 
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type of cancer, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

  • Prostate Cancer

    Learn more about prostate cancer.

    Prostate Cancer treatment options at Penrose Cancer Center include:

    • Surgery
    • Radiation therapy (including Cyberknife® and brachytherapy)
    • Chemotherapy
    • Hormone therapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type and location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

  • Skin Cancer

    Learn more about skin cancer.

    Treatment options include:

    • Surgery
    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type of cancer, size, depth, location and the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.