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Better Cancer Treatment in Half the Time

Patients in Northern Kentucky can now receive
the latest and most powerful treatment against cancer right at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, thanks to
the hospital’s acquisition of medicine’s most advanced linear accelerator, the Varian TrueBeam.

The TrueBeam Linear Accelerator offers patients:

  • Unparalleled 3-D imaging
  • Twice the speed of conventional machines
  • More precision than competitors’ treatment

With one of the only TrueBeam Linear Accelerators in the region (and the only one in Northern Kentucky), the Cancer Care team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare is now able to treat cancer patients with extreme precision in half the time of previous treatments. Nationally, there are only about 200 of these cutting-edge machines in use, including just one other in Kentucky, in Louisville.

Because of its power and precision, physicians can target any area of the body and most treatments can be delivered in just a few minutes a day, with a standard course of therapy completed in a week’s time.

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