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Senior Times - March 2020 Bronson BATTLE CREEK
By: Dr. Randy Mudge, Special to Senior Times A HIGHER LEVEL OF CANCER
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An estimated one in three Americans receives a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. In Calhoun County alone, nearly 2,000 residents, on aver- age, are diagnosed with some form
of cancer each year. Although these numbers are staggering, new research and technology in the field are help- ing Bronson experts take cancer care to the next level.
only when the tumor is in an optimal position.
Options for Treating Cancer
These factors can make a signifi- cant difference in the patient’s overall experience when it comes to comfort, accuracy, and time saved during radi- ation treatment. While every patient’s diagnosis requires a personal plan of care, having this technology is already making a difference for many patients and families in our community.
– No two people are exactly alike. Likewise, no two cancer treatment plans are exactly the same. Depending on the type of cancer, time of diag- nosis and if the disease has spread, a patient may undergo a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, medication, and/or radiation treatment. Palliative care – care that will help reduce pain and negative side effects of cancer – can also be prescribed.
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you don’t have to travel far for high quality care. The Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center, located within Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, is accredited by:
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   Precise, Targeted Treatment – External beam radiation therapy is one of the most common forms of treatment. Radiation is localized, meaning that it targets one specific part of the body. For example, if a patient receives a breast cancer diag- nosis with a tumor near the armpit, radiation is directed only to the tumor. Radiation therapy uses extremely high doses of targeted radiation to kill can- cer cells and shrink tumors.
• The Commission of Cancer (CoC)
of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) (since 1995)
This is different from medica-
tion or chemotherapy that sends cancer treatment across the entire body. At the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center, patients receiv- ing radiation treatment have access
to a new, extremely sophisticated piece of radiation technology – the Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator. This recently installed technology reduces radiation treatment times
and improves tumor targeting for
the approximately 350 patients who receive radiation treatment at the cen- ter each year.
The Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center is a comprehensive pro- gram that offers many services that make it easier for patients to navigate their cancer journey. This includes:
 The new TrueBeam Linear Accelerator is expected to deliver nearly 6,000 radiation treatments each year. For patients, this new equipment means:
transportation, pain management, advanced illness management, and financial counseling,
• The equipment monitors a patient’s breathing to compensate for tumor movement. Radiation beams are sent
• Accredited breast center though the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
• ASTRO APEX Accreditation of Excellence for radiation oncology
• The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of ApprovalTM
• Prevention and survivorship programs
• Support groups
• Clinical trials and research
• Genetic testing and counseling
• Robotic surgery using the da Vinci®
Surgical System
• Social workers, nutrition counselors,
Dr. Randy Mudge, Physician- in-Chief of Oncology at Bronson Healthcare, is a radiation oncol-
ogist at the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center and the physi- cian-in-chief of oncology for Bronson Healthcare. Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center is recognized by the Joint Commission with the Gold Seal of Approval. This recognition means that it meets the highest nation- al standards for quality of care, so patients can trust they’re getting the best possible cancer care. Call (269) 245-8660 to schedule an appointment in Battle Creek or Marshall.
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• Some radiation treatment times will be completed in half the time it would have taken on the previous radiation equipment.
• Enhanced 3-D imaging allows for tumor targeting to take 60 percent less time and use 25 percent less of a radiation dose, when compared to previous imaging technology.

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