Why Choose an Accredited Cancer Care Center?
The Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. These programs focus on prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services, and end-of-life care.
The Centura Health Cancer Network boasts four Commission on Cancer accredited programs:
- Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center – Pueblo, CO
- Southwest Oncology and Durango Cancer Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center – Durango, CO
- Penrose Cancer Center – Colorado Springs, CO
- Porter Cancer Care Center – Denver, CO
- St. Anthony Hospital Cancer Center – Lakewood, CO
The availability of a full range of medical services along with a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care at accredited cancer programs has resulted in approximately 80 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients being treated in Commission on Cancer accredited cancer programs. Recognizing that cancer is a complex group of diseases, the program standards promote consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary cooperation results in improved patient care.