Read more about the treatments offered at Swedish Covenant Hospital:
Cancer is often treated with a combination of drugs, with varying results and side-effects, that are designed to kill cancer cells or slow and stop their growth. Learn more.
Our cancer program offers the latest hormonal treatments, which involve the manipulation of hormones and receptors to influence and control the growth of cancer.
Swedish Covenant Hospital offers radiation therapy treatment, using an advanced linear accelerator, for all types of cancers. This technology allows us to use a number of advanced techniques, including electron beam therapy for supplemental tumors and image-guided and intensity-modulated treatments for difficult-to-treat tumors.
Surgeons on staff are expert at minimally invasive techniques that result in shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. These techniques include a laparoscopic approach, which uses a small camera to allow for the safe removal of tumors through a small opening instead of the traditional large incision. Patients can typically return to everyday routine more quickly, compared to traditional surgery.
One such procedure, a minimally invasive colectomy using robotic robotic surgery, utilizes the state-of-the-art da Vinci robot to perform a colectomy through a small incision, lowering recovery time and reducing the risk of damaging the nerves the control urinary and sexual function.
Another breakthrough treatment available through Swedish Covenant Hospital's cancer program is the colonic stent, a device that can be used for patients with colorectal cancer to relieve obstruction as a palliative measure or as a bridge to surgery.