Radiation therapy is a medical procedure which uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Radiation is energy delivered in beams. It works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells so that they cannot grow, multiply or spread. Radiation therapy is a localized treatment, meaning that it only affects the cells in the area of the body being treated. A personalized treatment plan is created utilizing state of the art technology and highly trained personnel.
WMCC is a leader in radiation oncology in Michigan, offering patients the greatest combination of cutting edge treatment options available in a compassionate, caring environment.
With the guidance and extensive medical expertise of the region’s two preeminent healthcare providers, Ascension Borgess Hospital and Bronson Methodist Hospital, we pursue and acquire the most advanced weapons available to add to our cancer-fighting arsenal.
You will have access to state-of-the-art technology including the Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator which allows precise delivery of your treatment utilizing image guidance. The additional services available include external beam radiation therapy:
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Conventional 3D
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)
- Internal Radiation Therapy or Brachytherapy
- Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR)
- Prostate Seed Implants
- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)
- Partial Breast & Gynecologic Irradiation
Our Philips Brilliance Big Bore CT provides high quality images in the treatment position which are necessary for accurate treatment planning. Our mobile PET/CT scanner is a diagnostic tool that helps physicians to identify abnormal functioning tissues and organs.
We treat all types of cancer and our patients have access to clinical trials through the Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan (CRCWM), designated by the NCI as a National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Our multidisciplinary team works with you and your family to provide the best care available.