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At UCHealth, you have access to top specialists with extensive experience in all types of cancers. A caring team of doctors and support professionals from many fields work together to develop the best plan of care for you. We are devoted to providing the highest level of cancer care, compassion and medical expertise to the patients and families we serve. Our experts treat the whole person, not just the disease and they stay with you from the initial appointment through treatment and aftercare.

As part of UCHealth, patients have access to the latest groundbreaking research and clinical trials and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Colorado.


Multidisciplinary Clinics

Beating cancer takes a team of experts, that's why we offer numerous multidisciplinary clinics throughout the Front Range. Our MDCs are a highly specialized team of physicians, research staff, nurse navigators, and genetic counselors.


Our team rapidly evaluates each case, reducing time to diagnosis and treatment plan consensus. This consolidates the number of appointments for the patient.


Communication is provided to the patient’s primary care physician (and other members of the care team) from the initial appointment through treatment and aftercare.


Patients are linked with a nurse navigator specializing in their cancer. This nurse will partner with the patient every step of the journey, providing education and emotional support as well as creating timely access to all specialists.


UCHealth Cancer Care and Hematology Clinic - Memorial Hospital North and Central treat the following types of cancer:


•    Bladder, kidney, prostate and urologic cancer
•    Blood cancers and blood marrow transplants
•    Bone cancer treatment
•    Brain tumor treatment
•    Breast cancer treatment
•    Gastrointestinal cancer treatment
•    Lung and thoracic cancer treatment
•    Melanoma treatment
•    Pituitary tumor treatment
•    Prostate cancer treatment
•    Skin cancer treatment
•    Thyroid cancer treatment
•    Treatment of head and neck cancer
•    Urologic cancer

Our physicians are highly trained in specific types of cancer. Depending on your situation, your program will include a combination of our team members:


•    Medical oncologists
•    Radiation oncologists
•    Surgical oncologists
•    Radiologists
•    Nurse practitioners
•    Nurses
•    Nurse navigators
•    Social workers and counselors
•    Specialists in cancer genetics
•    Specialists in cancer survivorship
•    Complimentary therapy services such as nutrition, exercise, support groups, and yoga classes
•    Physical therapists with specialty certification in oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema management


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  • Your Healthy Family: Don't let getting to the gym keep you from exercise

    Your Healthy Family: Don't let getting to the gym keep you from exercise

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:14 AM EST2018-02-16 15:14:05 GMT
    Too many times we use not being able to get to the gym as the excuse for not exercising.Too many times we use not being able to get to the gym as the excuse for not exercising.

    Our story ties into heart health month and helping you get back on track if your resolution for perfect attendance at the gym has failed. “I think too many times we use the gym as an excuse.” says Dr. Patrick Carter who specializes in family medicine at UCHealth Sunflower clinic in Colorado Springs. 

    Our story ties into heart health month and helping you get back on track if your resolution for perfect attendance at the gym has failed. “I think too many times we use the gym as an excuse.” says Dr. Patrick Carter who specializes in family medicine at UCHealth Sunflower clinic in Colorado Springs. 

  • Your Healthy Family: NM couples spends Valentine's day at UCHealth Memorial

    Your Healthy Family: NM couples spends Valentine's day at UCHealth Memorial

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:43 AM EST2018-02-16 14:43:15 GMT
    Reynaldo and his wife Vivian are from Santa Fe New Mexico.  They are at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs because Reynaldo needed open heart surgeryReynaldo and his wife Vivian are from Santa Fe New Mexico. They are at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs because Reynaldo needed open heart surgery

    Today we have a special Valentine’s Day Your Healthy Family.  A hospital isn't the ideal place to celebrate Valentine's Day, that is unless your getting your heart worked on like Reynaldo Gonzales. Reynaldo recalls “It started about 2 years ago, I was having trouble breathing, I was slowing down a lot more, and doing a lot less because I couldn't get around.” 

    Today we have a special Valentine’s Day Your Healthy Family.  A hospital isn't the ideal place to celebrate Valentine's Day, that is unless your getting your heart worked on like Reynaldo Gonzales. Reynaldo recalls “It started about 2 years ago, I was having trouble breathing, I was slowing down a lot more, and doing a lot less because I couldn't get around.” 

  • Your Healthy Family: CDC report says flu vaccine more effective and believed

    Your Healthy Family: CDC report says flu vaccine more effective and believed

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-02-16 14:37:07 GMT
    Overall flu vaccine effectiveness this season so far was 36%, that means the flu shot has reduced the risk of medically attended influenza-related illness by about one-thirdOverall flu vaccine effectiveness this season so far was 36%, that means the flu shot has reduced the risk of medically attended influenza-related illness by about one-third

    A report released from the CDC Thursday about the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccine was a bit of good news, in what has been a brutal flu season so far. Through early February of The 2017 - 2018 flu season, over 150 people have died in the United States.  

    A report released from the CDC Thursday about the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccine was a bit of good news, in what has been a brutal flu season so far. Through early February of The 2017 - 2018 flu season, over 150 people have died in the United States.  

  • Your Healthy Family: CO QuitLine can help you quit smoking for free

    Your Healthy Family: CO QuitLine can help you quit smoking for free

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-02-09 17:31:46 GMT
    Smoking remains the most preventable cause of death in the US and in ColoradoSmoking remains the most preventable cause of death in the US and in Colorado

    With January in the rear view mirror if your new year’s resolution to quit smoking has also fallen by the wayside I’m here to help.  In Colorado the state provides a tremendous free resource called the Colorado QuitLine. 

    With January in the rear view mirror if your new year’s resolution to quit smoking has also fallen by the wayside I’m here to help.  In Colorado the state provides a tremendous free resource called the Colorado QuitLine. 

  • Your Healthy Family: "BE FAST" when stroke symptoms hit

    Your Healthy Family: "BE FAST" when stroke symptoms hit

    Thursday, February 1 2018 3:00 PM EST2018-02-01 20:00:08 GMT

    In our last couple Your Healthy Family stories, I have introduced you to the self proclaimed "Brain Plumbers" at UCHealth Memorial and the next level treatments they bring to stroke care.

    In our last couple Your Healthy Family stories, I have introduced you to the self proclaimed "Brain Plumbers" at UCHealth Memorial and the next level treatments they bring to stroke care.

  • Your Healthy Family: Doctors bring 1-2 punch to stroke treatment at UCHealth Memorial

    Your Healthy Family: Doctors bring 1-2 punch to stroke treatment at UCHealth Memorial

    Thursday, February 1 2018 8:24 AM EST2018-02-01 13:24:40 GMT
    Stroke and aneurysm treatment is a pressure packed race against the clock, because as they say “Time is Brain”Stroke and aneurysm treatment is a pressure packed race against the clock, because as they say “Time is Brain”

    In this Your Healthy Family, i’m continuing my sit down conversation with the self proclaimed “Brain Plumbers” at UCHealth Memorial.  Together Dr. Shaye Moskowitz an Endovascular Neurosurgeon and Dr. Daniel Huddle, an Interventional Neuroradiologist bring upgraded capabilities to treat stroke or aneurysm at UCHealth Memorial because of their close working relationship.

    In this Your Healthy Family, i’m continuing my sit down conversation with the self proclaimed “Brain Plumbers” at UCHealth Memorial.  Together Dr. Shaye Moskowitz an Endovascular Neurosurgeon and Dr. Daniel Huddle, an Interventional Neuroradiologist bring upgraded capabilities to treat stroke or aneurysm at UCHealth Memorial because of their close working relationship.

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Brain Plumbers

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Brain Plumbers

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 8:41 AM EST2018-01-31 13:41:47 GMT
    These highly specialized doctors are a far cry from Mario and LuigiThese highly specialized doctors are a far cry from Mario and Luigi

    In this Your Healthy Family we’re talking about the new treatment guidelines that were issued by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association that are changing the landscape of stroke treatment. Under the new guidelines more people who've had an ischemic stroke - a blockage in an artery in the brain - could be eligible for life-saving clot removal procedures.  

    In this Your Healthy Family we’re talking about the new treatment guidelines that were issued by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association that are changing the landscape of stroke treatment. Under the new guidelines more people who've had an ischemic stroke - a blockage in an artery in the brain - could be eligible for life-saving clot removal procedures.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Stroke recovery reveals serious sleep disorder

    Your Healthy Family: Stroke recovery reveals serious sleep disorder

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:16 PM EST2018-01-18 17:16:54 GMT
    After recovering from a stroke Dave learned he suffered from severe complex sleep apneaAfter recovering from a stroke Dave learned he suffered from severe complex sleep apnea

    With UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs now designated as a comprehensive stroke center, it’s important to educate the southern Colorado community to recognize the signs of a stroke and react to them as proactively as most people do when they have chest pains.

    With UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs now designated as a comprehensive stroke center, it’s important to educate the southern Colorado community to recognize the signs of a stroke and react to them as proactively as most people do when they have chest pains.

  • Your Healthy Family: Southern CO man survives stroke in textbook fashion

    Your Healthy Family: Southern CO man survives stroke in textbook fashion

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-01-17 15:18:43 GMT
    Dave Csintyan survived a stroke because he made all the right moves when he recognized something was off.Dave Csintyan survived a stroke because he made all the right moves when he recognized something was off.

    In early January of 2018, UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs was designated as a comprehensive stroke treatment center, the first in southern Colorado.  For the comprehensive stroke team to effectively meet their potential, it’s so important to continue to educate our community and frequently preach the warning signs of a stroke and how to act on them quickly.  Everyone should know about BE FAST. B - Balance E - Eyesight F - Facial Drooping A - Arm Stren...

    In early January of 2018, UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs was designated as a comprehensive stroke treatment center, the first in southern Colorado.  For the comprehensive stroke team to effectively meet their potential, it’s so important to continue to educate our community and frequently preach the warning signs of a stroke and how to act on them quickly.  Everyone should know about BE FAST. B - Balance E - Eyesight F - Facial Drooping A - Arm Stren...

  • Your Healthy Family: Ollice Burke recovers from stroke and returns to football field

    Your Healthy Family: Ollice Burke recovers from stroke and returns to football field

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-01-09 22:23:48 GMT
    After suffering a stroke in 2013, Ollice Burke has returned to athletics at a high level.After suffering a stroke in 2013, Ollice Burke has returned to athletics at a high level.

    As we talk more about the comprehensive stroke center designation UCHealth Memorial it’s important to get the word out not only about the designation, but it will only be effective if community education about stroke is increased. Many people in our community have gotten their stroke education the hard way, like Ollice Burke.  

    As we talk more about the comprehensive stroke center designation UCHealth Memorial it’s important to get the word out not only about the designation, but it will only be effective if community education about stroke is increased. Many people in our community have gotten their stroke education the hard way, like Ollice Burke.  

  • Your Healthy Family 2017 Review: TAVR is new option to open heart surgery

    Your Healthy Family 2017 Review: TAVR is new option to open heart surgery

    Monday, January 8 2018 1:05 PM EST2018-01-08 18:05:54 GMT

    Aortic Stenosis is one of the most under diagnosed deadly diseases in the United States and there's a new treatment option to open heart surgery, available at UCHealth Memorial to replace a defective heart valve. 

    Aortic Stenosis is one of the most under diagnosed deadly diseases in the United States and there's a new treatment option to open heart surgery, available at UCHealth Memorial to replace a defective heart valve. 

  • Your Healthy Family 2017 Review: UCHealth Memorial performs 100th Watchman

    Your Healthy Family 2017 Review: UCHealth Memorial performs 100th Watchman

    Monday, January 8 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-01-08 17:59:56 GMT

    Earlier this year UCHealth Memorial hit a milestone in a pioneering procedure that they were the first in southern Colorado to perform.

    Earlier this year UCHealth Memorial hit a milestone in a pioneering procedure that they were the first in southern Colorado to perform.

  • Your Healthy Family: Why you should quit smoking

    Your Healthy Family: Why you should quit smoking

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:36 AM EST2018-01-08 14:36:15 GMT
    Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year.Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year.

    The CDC says smoking rates in our country are on the decline overall, but that doesn’t change the fact that when someone does decided to quit, it can be a real challenge.   

    The CDC says smoking rates in our country are on the decline overall, but that doesn’t change the fact that when someone does decided to quit, it can be a real challenge.   

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial named comprehensive stroke center

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial named comprehensive stroke center

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:08 AM EST2018-01-03 15:08:19 GMT
    UCHealth Memorial is the only comprehensive stroke center in southern ColoradoUCHealth Memorial is the only comprehensive stroke center in southern Colorado

    UCHealth Memorial announced some big news Tuesday to kick off 2018.  Memorial hospital has become the first in southern Colorado to be named a comprehensive stroke center.  It’s an elite designation given to hospitals who offer the highest level of stroke care.

    UCHealth Memorial announced some big news Tuesday to kick off 2018.  Memorial hospital has become the first in southern Colorado to be named a comprehensive stroke center.  It’s an elite designation given to hospitals who offer the highest level of stroke care.

  • Your Healthy Family: As flu season comes on, it's National Handwashing Week

    Your Healthy Family: As flu season comes on, it's National Handwashing Week

    Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health careHandwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care

    Phyllis Woods is the manager of infection prevention with UCHealth Memorial who says, "Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care."

    Phyllis Woods is the manager of infection prevention with UCHealth Memorial who says, "Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care."

  • Your Healthy Family: 2017 Review healthy eating and weight loss with Dr. Kuzis

    Your Healthy Family: 2017 Review healthy eating and weight loss with Dr. Kuzis

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 12:02 PM EST2017-12-20 17:02:13 GMT
    Your Healthy FamilyYour Healthy Family

    I believe some of the most important health stories are the most basic stories.  With New Years and those all too common weight loss resolutions coming up, back in January Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial talked about why being close to our ideal weight is so important in terms of overall health and wellness. 

    I believe some of the most important health stories are the most basic stories.  With New Years and those all too common weight loss resolutions coming up, back in January Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial talked about why being close to our ideal weight is so important in terms of overall health and wellness. 

  • Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

    Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-12-15 22:06:18 GMT
    Virtual reality helps infusion patients see amazing places while getting treatmentVirtual reality helps infusion patients see amazing places while getting treatment

    Hannah Moraski has acute intermittent porphyria, and for the last 2 years to stave off painful blood attacks she has infusion treatments twice a week at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs that last 2 and half hours each. 

    Hannah Moraski has acute intermittent porphyria, and for the last 2 years to stave off painful blood attacks she has infusion treatments twice a week at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs that last 2 and half hours each. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

    Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

    Friday, December 1 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-12-01 16:27:23 GMT
    Hector was not following recommended screened guidelines, but at the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool, he saw his doctor and that visit ended up saving his life.Hector was not following recommended screened guidelines, but at the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool, he saw his doctor and that visit ended up saving his life.

    At the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool Hector saw his doctor.  It was a visit ended up saving his life.

    At the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool Hector saw his doctor.  It was a visit ended up saving his life.

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  • Your Healthy Family: Team approach is key in palliative care

    Your Healthy Family: Team approach is key in palliative care

    Finding the right palliative care provider to bring the many needed resources under one roof is what Interim Healthcare says they specialize in.Finding the right palliative care provider to bring the many needed resources under one roof is what Interim Healthcare says they specialize in.

    Palliative care is care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, as well as the physical and emotional stress for people living with a terminal diagnosis.  It can often be too much for a primary care doctor to manage. 

    Palliative care is care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, as well as the physical and emotional stress for people living with a terminal diagnosis.  It can often be too much for a primary care doctor to manage. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Mouth and heart connected when it comes to health

    Your Healthy Family: Mouth and heart connected when it comes to health

    What goes on in your mouth is affecting the rest of your systems whether it's the heart liver lungs digestive tract etc.What goes on in your mouth is affecting the rest of your systems whether it's the heart liver lungs digestive tract etc.

    People that might be genetically predisposed to diabetes heart disease family history of blood cancers oral cancers anything where the immune system can be compromised, having oral infection or an increased amount of those bad materials that are going to the rest of the body are contributing to those infections.

    People that might be genetically predisposed to diabetes heart disease family history of blood cancers oral cancers anything where the immune system can be compromised, having oral infection or an increased amount of those bad materials that are going to the rest of the body are contributing to those infections.

  • Your Healthy Family: Use Olympics to get kids active and moving

    Your Healthy Family: Use Olympics to get kids active and moving

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-02-20 15:11:36 GMT
    During the Olympics, parents can channel the energy of sports to get their children active, even if it’s indoors.During the Olympics, parents can channel the energy of sports to get their children active, even if it’s indoors.

    Getting the kids moving in the winter months can be a challenge when the weather isn’t cooperating. But during the Olympics, parents can channel the energy of sports to get their children active, even if it’s indoors. 

    Getting the kids moving in the winter months can be a challenge when the weather isn’t cooperating. But during the Olympics, parents can channel the energy of sports to get their children active, even if it’s indoors. 

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