The Heartland Cancer Center Is An Outpatient Health Care Facility

761 Words Aug 8th, 2016 4 Pages
The Heartland Cancer Center is an outpatient health care facility located in a convenient community setting. We offer external beam radiation therapy services using the most advanced equipment and techniques for both cancerous and benign conditions. External beam (NCI, 2015) radiation therapy involves delivering a high-energy x-ray beam produced by a linear accelerator. The beam is a patient specific customized treatment field that takes into account the size and shape of the tumor. By customizing the treatment field allows us to better spare normal surrounding tissue and organs. We offer advanced radiation therapy services with the Varian TrueBeam (Varian, 2015) which is a state of the art linear accelerator and currently the only one in the area. This technology allows us to precisely target the tumor by utilizing the on board imaging technology. Our radiation therapy services include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and RapidArc. We are currently the only cancer center in the area that offers SRS and the closest competing facility with this technology is 30 miles away. Our intent is capture some of the market share in and around our center that is currently migrating into the city for SRS treatment. Additionally, to ensure our patients are supported after their treatment is completed we have established a Cancer Survivorship Program (NCI, 2014).…

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