Significant Cancer Care Advancements in the Last 30 Years

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Carle just brought one of the most advanced ways to treat cervical and other gynecological cancers to our region.

It’s called high-dose radiation, and it’s just a start.

Dr. Sinisa Stanic, a radiation oncologist at Carle Foundation Hospital, says HDR is one of most significant cancer-care advancements in the last 30 years.

He explains how it works.

·         Customized for each patient

·         Tiny tubes deliver radiation to tumor

·         Incredible precision

·         Preserves healthy tissue

·         Outpatient in hours vs. days

·         Treatment close to home

·         C-U and regional patients

·         Local team:

         With methodical advances, it may one day treat the following other cancers:

   Breast

   Lung

   Head and neck

   Skin

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