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:
Head and neck