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Cancer Care Center Improves Radiation Therapy Access for Patients

February 20, 2023 Posted in: Cancer Care  1 minute read time

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When a cancer patient needs radiation therapy, traveling far from home for their treatments can be an enormous burden. Fortunately, Dr. Nicholas Burnett says the Cancer Care Center at CHI Saint Joseph Health offers state-of-the-art technology and highly trained experts.

Nicolas Burnett, MD, CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care

We have the ability to provide the types of treatments that the vast majority of patients in this community will need. Most of those treatments, even the shorter courses, can be done very quickly with the technology that we have – a 15 or a 30 minute time slot. 

We can deliver the same quality, the same precision, but in a shorter time and oftentimes with fewer treatments. The less tissue that's getting radiation, the better the side effects. 

It's just patient convenience. It's easier to come once a day for a week than it is to come once a day for six to seven weeks.

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