Advanced Cancer Treatment
We have an experienced team in place that will help guide you and your family on the path ahead. Our combination of cutting-edge treatments, as well as the educational, emotional and spiritual support we offer, is our commitment to your health and your life.
At Kettering Cancer Care, we provide the most advanced patient-centered care in an environment that is focused on healing the whole patient - body, mind and spirit. Our highly skilled cancer team is equipped with cutting edge technology to provide a personalized treatment plan for every patient.
With advanced radiation technology, our radiation oncologists have the capability to provide precise and accurate treatment for a wide range of cancers.
Versa HD leverages the latest technology advances to enable sophisticated approaches to traditionally challenging cancer cases.
Versa HD can conform to a tumor's size, shape and volume. This allows us to treat complex cancers that require extreme targeting accuracy and enables us to use a higher dose that can enhance treatment effectiveness, while protecting your body.
When we say shorter treatment times, we mean as short as just a few minutes. When compared to Cyberknife Medical Director of Radiation Oncology E. Ronald Hale, MD, MPH says "It can do everything the cyberknife can do with one important difference. Where cyberknife will do that in approximately one and half hours, our machine can do that in about a minute and half."
Treatment techniques include:
The Versa system is extremely versatile and can deliver a wide spectrum of treatment techniques to treat a variety of cancers including medically inoperable lung cancer, liver, colon, prostate, and breast cancer.
- Conventional radiotherapy
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
- Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT)
- Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
Kettering Medical Center was the first hospital in North America to receive the Elekta's Versa HD
Gamma Knife Perfexion
The Gamma Knife Perfexion is the result of more than four decades of extensive research and clinical experience. It is the only one in Southwest Ohio, and one of only a few in the world.
Gamma knife treatment is actually not a knife, but a non-invasive (no incision) treatment that directs 192 beams of radiation to treat brain tumors. Your doctor designs a treatment customized for your brain tumor. Then, the Gamma Knife accurately treats the abnormality in your brain with less damage to the healthy tissue. Depending on the condition being treated, it may be used either as a primary treatment or in combination with surgery.
Patients who are poor candidates for conventional surgery due to age, certain health conditions, or an inability to have general anesthesia, may also benefit from Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
Our Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™ system offers patients these benefits:
- painless, incision-free stereotactic radiosurgery
- fast, precise treatment of one or more sites within one session
- no anesthesia or overnight hospital stay
- can be used to re-treat areas of the brain in the future
Your treatments are personalized to you based on the type and stage of your cancer. Learn more about all of our treatments under Cancer We Treat