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Durango Cancer Center

Radiation Oncology

Durango Cancer Center offers radiation therapy and follow-up care for cancer patients.  These services complement the advanced diagnostic services, nutrition counseling, surgical care, palliative care, hospice care and other services offered through Mercy Regional Medical Center. The clinic opened in 1994 and has provided radiation oncology services to over 3,000 patients. The facility is integrated into a comprehensive cancer center with Southwest Oncology, a medical oncology/hematology practice, and is part of the Centura Health Cancer Network.

Services and Procedures:

  • External Beam Radiation Therapy: directs radiation at tumor from outside the body.
  • Intensely Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): distributes precise radiation doses to malignant tumors or specific areas within the tumor.
  • Brachytherapy (high dose radiation): delivers radiation by placing radiation source(s) inside or next to the area requiring treatment.
  • Low Dose Radiation (LDR) for prostate cancer

Skilled Specialist:

Steven Bush, M.D., a board certified radiation oncologist, has been caring for patients in the community since 1986, and has directed the current practice since its inception. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and his residency training in radiation oncology at Stanford University Medical Center. He and an experienced team of support personnel provide a comprehensive range of services.

Contact Information:

Phone: (970) 385-4746
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Durango Cancer Center is located at 1 Mercado Street, Suite 100.


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