Cancer Services and Treatment Options
We offer a full spectrum of advanced cancer services delivered by a skilled team of experienced, onsite cancer specialists.
- Radiation therapy
- Clinical trial
- The latest immune system therapies
- Diagnostic imaging procedures
- Ohio’s most advanced CT scanner for radiation therapy planning and interventional procedures
- PET and MRI scans
- Nuclear medicine
- Pain medicine and wound healing centers
- Physical, occupational and lymphedema therapy
- Prostate Brachytherapy
- Medical nutrition therapy and customized nutrition plans
- Stareotactic Radiosurgery
- Practical and emotional support from licensed social workers
- Access to local support groups
Radiation treatment options
Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR): used to treat cancers when surgery is not an option due to a patient’s health or for those who do not want surgery. Instead of giving small doses of radiation each day for several weeks, SABR uses very focused beams of high-dose radiation given in fewer (usually 1 to 5) treatments. This approach has been used in patients with early stage or isolated recurrent/metastatic cancer in the lung, liver, pancreas and other sites. Find out more about stereotactic radiotherapy here.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery: The Maurer Family Cancer Care Center has received a stereotactic radiosurgery package and a six degree of freedom tabletop, which lets doctors perform microscopic cancer treatments at a level never before available at Wood County Hospital. Learn more about our new equipment.
External beam radiation: a beam (or multiple beams) of radiation is directed through the skin to the cancer and the immediate surrounding area in order to destroy the main tumor and any nearby cancer cells.
Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT): uses computers and special imaging techniques such as CT, MRI or PET scans to show the size, shape and location of the tumor, as well as surrounding organs. Your radiation oncologist can then precisely tailor the radiation beams to the size and shape of your tumor. Because the radiation beams are very precisely directed, nearby normal tissue receives less radiation and is able to heal more quickly.
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): a specialized form of 3D-CRT that allows radiation to be more exactly shaped to fit the tumor. With IMRT, the radiation beam can be broken up into many “beamlets” and the intensity of each beamlet can be adjusted individually. Using IMRT, it may be possible to further limit the amount of radiation received by healthy tissue near the tumor.
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT): helps target radiation to tumors (which can move between treatments due to breathing, etc.). IGRT involves conformal radiation treatment guided by imaging, such as CT, ultrasound or X-rays, taken in the treatment room just before the patient is given their daily radiation treatment.
Prone breast treatments: patient lays face down rather than face up during treatment, which can minimize heart and lung toxicities.
For more information about radiation oncology, please call (419) 354-3185.
Chemotherapy treatment options
The medical oncology practice provides the latest advanced chemotherapy regiments and access to full range of clinical trials thru the collaboration with Toledo Clinic. We offer a full spectrum of cancer treatment courses. We are able to gain all the benefits created thru a large network and deliver them here locally. The center is COPI certified and the nurses are oncology certified. We have recently added a certified Oncology pharmacist to the practice to help ensure quality of care for our patients.
For more information about medical oncology, please call (419) 353-5419
Additional Infusion Services
The center is able to deliver additional services that assist in maintaining patient health. They include infusing iron, electrolytes, intravenous immunoglobulin and hydration.