April 1, 2011

First Cancer Treatment Facility Opens in Germantown

Cancer patients in Germantown have a new ally in their fight against the disease. A new outpatient care facility by Adventist HealthCare opened at 20330 Seneca Meadows Parkway on Friday. The new radiation oncology center is the first in Germantown to offer radiation therapy. Spokesperson Jennifer Plaia said the center expanded healthcare access for upper Montgomery County and the decision to open the facility was not influenced by the reported cancer cluster near Fort Detrick or any other study.

“With 4,000 new cases of cancer reported in Montgomery County each year, and with a growing upcountry population, we had long planned to expand radiation oncology service,” Plaia said. The estimated $5 million facility offers outpatient radiation therapy using cone beam technology, which generates images of a patient’s tumor in various angles before radiation is administered. The images can then be reconstructed to produce a 3-D image of the tumor. SOURCE: Germantown Patch

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