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Courage to Fight It

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When prostate cancer patient James Morgan talks about his radiation therapy, he recalls the kindness of the staff and the convenience of the treatments. Morgan was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and needed radiation treatments, which were made more comfortable and precise with a brand new, state-of-the-art radiation therapy system – the Elekta Versa HD. The Cancer Center is one of the first facilities in the country to offer this breakthrough technology as part of its recent renovations.

“It’s easy as far as treatment goes; it’s painless. There’s no sensation. There’s no nausea. There’s no burn. It’s very fast and effective,” said Radiation Oncologist Charles Wood, MD.

The Versa HD treatment room was also specially designed to ease a patient’s anxiety. The room includes ambient lighting that changes colors, and patients can watch a video or listen to their favorite music during treatment.