(PRWEB) October 10, 2012
HAZLETON, Pa. – The Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton announced today the opening of its new 5,000-square-foot facility at 1701 E. Broad St. in Hazleton, Pa., and addition of new technology that expands the center’s advanced cancer treatment capabilities.
The newly constructed center now offers patients in Greater Hazleton and communities throughout Luzerne County a form of treatment called image guided radiation therapy. The new treatment option for patients is provided using ExacTrac®, an advanced technology that enables doctors to treat tumors with greater accuracy in a painless, noninvasive outpatient procedure.
“This is a great day for cancer patients in our region who are seeking advanced treatment close to home,” says Dr. Chi Tsang, medical director of Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton. “Our new facility offers patients a range of leading-edge cancer treatment options, and we feel this will greatly benefit the residents of Luzerne County who otherwise might have traveled to larger metropolitan areas for the services we provide.”
ExacTrac image guided radiation therapy provides precise treatment of tumors while minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissue surrounding the site of a tumor. The advanced technology pinpoints tumors and adjusts for minor patient movements during treatment, ensuring accuracy and precision throughout treatment procedures.
Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton offers several other treatment options including external-beam radiation therapy, 3-D conformal therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy and brachytherapy, an alternative to surgical removal of the prostate gland for men with prostate cancer. Brachytherapy has a record of long-term success rates and minimal side effects.
The Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton is currently accepting patients at its new location at 1701 E. Broad St. in Hazleton, Pa. For more information, call (570) 459-3460 or visit http://www.cancertreatmentcenterhazleton.com.