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Published on October 28, 2010

Public Invited to New Cancer Center Open House

October 28, 2010

Everyone driving by sees the beautiful exterior of The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital and will surely be impressed by what the new center has to offer inside. Bringing together comprehensive cancer services in one building and improving the treatment experience for patients, The Cancer Center is a highly anticipated improvement in Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s oncology services. The Cancer Center features medical oncology; radiation therapy; infusion therapy; hematology; laboratory; resource center; complementary medicine like massage therapy; education and conference rooms equipped with technology for patient care teleconferencing with Loyola University Health System; chemotherapy treatment bays, each with a television; and a boutique for wigs and prostheses. Through its affiliation with Loyola, The Cancer Center is now making clinical trials available locally for patients.

The Cancer Center features the following technology:

  • A positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner to help physicians pinpoint areas of abnormal metabolic activity, by gathering two types of data in one convenient test.
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) may increase the chances of destroying tumors while eliminating or decreasing the side effects of exposure to surrounding tissues.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) provides focused radiation therapy that can be adjusted to match the current location of the tumor for improved accuracy.

Want to know more and see it for yourself? Join the staff of The Cancer Center from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 10 for a public open house to witness a new era of healthcare in our community. The open house will feature self-guided tours and a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.

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