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Valley Regional Cancer Center Puru, IL
VALLEY REGIONAL CANCER CENTER OPENS ITS DOORS TO ILLINOIS VALLEY Valley Regional Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, medical and radiation oncology services to cancer patients in the Illinois Valley area. The cancer center leverages services and specialists from Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley, Illinois CancerCare and Valley Radiation Oncology. Valley Regional Health Services, a joint venture of Illinois Valley Community Hospital and St. Margaret’s Hospital, offers state-of-the-art PET/CT and laboratory diagnostic services. The on-site 16-slice PET/CT scanner incorporates some of the most advanced PET/CT imaging technology available today. This new technology assists the physicians in the staging of cancer and aids in surgical and radiation treatment planning. Additionally, the PET/CT scanner has the unique ability to monitor the effectiveness of the oncologist’s treatment plan which enables them to make adjustments during the patient’s course of treatment. Medical oncology services are provided by Dr. Greg Gertsner and Dr. James Knost of Illinois CancerCare of Peoria. The medical oncology team is actively involved in groundbreaking research of novel therapies for the treatment and prevention of all forms of cancer. Illinois CancerCare offers FDA-approved chemotherapy protocols as well as an experienced multidisciplinary team which includes a nurse practitioner and a certified oncology nurse. Radiation oncology services are spearheaded by Dr. Thomas Zusag of Valley Radiation Oncology. Valley Radiation Oncology uses a state-of-the-art Varian Clinac® linear accelerator which enables the radiation oncology center to offer its patients the most sophisticated forms of radiation therapy, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). By combining daily imaging to confirm the size and location of the tumor before each treatment session, our radiation oncology team is able to more precisely treat tumors. As a result, the patient’s normal healthy tissue is exposed to less radiation, thereby facilitating the preservation of healthy tissue and minimizing potential side effects and complications. With a coordinated multidisciplinary approach of chemotherapy and radiation therapy available under one roof, patients will have the best chance for achieving optimal treatment results with the added convenience of a local center. The combined experience of these physicians and their health care teams rival larger institutions that provide similar services.
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1712 4th St, Peru, IL 61354
2425 4th St, Peru, IL 61354
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