When you consider the numbers, the impact of The Regional Cancer Center at Union Hospital
has been significant. More than 800 patients from Tuscarawas and surrounding counties have received an estimated 20,000 total cancer treatments. And because The Regional Cancer Center is close to home, those patients and families have saved an estimated 1 million driving miles.
Statistics such as those justified the creation of The Regional Cancer Center, a joint venture between Union Hospital and Aultman Hospital. The center provides radiation therapy services for cancer patients. Prior to its opening, patients had to travel for their cancer treatments, perhaps five trips out of the area each week for 6-8 weeks. Another 100-150 cancer patients did not receive radiation therapy at all because of the travel required.
Radiation therapy is provided at The Regional Cancer Center using some of the finest technology available for precise radiation treatments, including a new Varian 2100C linear acellerator with multileaf collimator and an Oldelft Simulator. These allow for precise radiation treatments using the latest 3-D conformal radiation techniques. A Varis record-and-verify computer system ensures that treatments are given exactly as planned.
Radiation therapy specialists provide state-of-the-art compassionate care their patients. This team includes board certified radiation oncologists, physicists, therapies and support staff.
Tri-County Hematology and Oncology established a medical oncology practice at the Regional Cancer Center in 2005.