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Radiation Oncology

Comprehensive Radiation Therapy for Urological Cancers

TUCC is one of the only urology centers in the U.S. offering comprehensive radiation therapy for urological cancers.

Receiving a urologic cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming and frightening. However, your compassionate TUCC care team will be with you every step of the way. 

We have the expertise you can trust.

Our radiation oncologist, Thomas Pugh, M.D., is board-certified and the only radiation oncologist in Colorado whose practice is devoted solely to radiation therapy to treat urologic cancers, including prostate, bladder, testicular, and kidney cancers.  

State-of-the-art technology enhances your care.

Our physicians and care teams deliver comprehensive, on-site, urologic cancer services leveraging the latest diagnostic tools. TUCC offers the most advanced urologic cancer treatments available today, including an advanced radiation oncology suite with state-of-the-art technology.

Knowledge is power. 

Patients tell us that the more they understand about their condition and treatment options, the more empowered they feel. You can learn the basics of available radiation therapy options by selecting a link below. Then, be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your TUCC care team.

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Internal Local Radiation Therapy

TUCC provides low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy as a therapy option for some prostate cancer patients. In addition, a combination of brachytherapy and external beam therapy (EBRT) may be used in certain situations.

External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)

When TUCC oncology patients need external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), we treat them using the Elekta Versa HD™ linear accelerator (Versa HD). Versa HD helps minimize the risk of side effects; it is specially designed to visualize and track the target cancer site and surrounding critical structures.

With Versa HD, TUCC delivers the most advanced radiation therapy techniques while setting the standard in patient safety. These techniques include: 

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Volumetric arc therapy (VMAT)
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)

Learn More About Versa HD Linear Accelerator Radiation Therapy

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Additional Services to Support Your Radiation Oncology Care

As your TUCC care team creates your customized care plan, they may recommend additional services as part of your radiation oncology treatments. These could include:

SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel – TUCC doctors use SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel before prostate cancer radiation treatment to minimize the bowel, urinary, and sexual side effects that patients often experience in the years following treatment.

Xofigo® InjectionXofigo® is an injection that lowers testosterone. It is used to treat men whose prostate cancer has spread to the bone or is no longer responding to hormonal or surgical treatment.

If you have questions about SpaceOAR Hydrogel or Xofigo injection, please reach out to a member of your TUCC care team.

What Our Patients Say

Hear directly from some of our patients about the expert and compassionate care they received at TUCC.

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