Cancer Care

Cancer Care: Highly-trained experts will have new tools to diagnose and/or treat breast, esophageal, gastric, rectal and pancreatic cancer, in addition to many other diseases, in a minimally invasive way, while treating patients closer to home!

Endoscopic Ultrasound Equipment EUS combines endoscopy and ultrasound to provide a non-surgical evaluation to obtain highly accurate images of the digestive tract and surrounding tissue and organs.

  • EUS allows for earlier diagnosis and/or staging of disease. Earlier diagnosis means quicker treatment and better chance of recovery and survival.
  • With this new equipment, patients will be able to stay in the comfort of their home where they can be near their support system. Currently, patients needing these procedures are sent to other hospitals.
  • There is a 10% annual growth in EUS caseloads and the recommended age for first colonoscopy was changed from 50yrs to 45yrs. Highly accurate and early diagnostics will save lives.

Faxitron Specimen Radiography and Sonosite Ultrasound Unit Of the nearly 175,000 women who have breast-conserving surgery each year, about 30% require repeat surgery because some detectable cancer cells remain after the first procedure.

  • In breast conserving surgery, the main objective is to remove all the cancerous tissue and leave a margin of healthy tissue intact. This not only helps with cosmetic outcome for the patient but also helps prevent tumor recurrence. The Faxitron provides intraoperative specimen analysis to aid surgeons with immediate verification of tissue margins.
  • One goal is to save the breast, and with use of the Sonosite, surgeons can make smaller incisions, be more precise and save more of the normal tissue. This also means a less painful and quicker recovery. When tumors are accurately located during the first surgery, any additional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can occur faster.
  • Together, this equipment can make common diagnostic and interventional procedures more efficient and accurate; streamlining treatment plans and reducing patient anxiety.

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