At the Wellmont Cancer Institute, we're dedicated to providing the most innovative care possible to help you live out your dreams - and outlive cancer. And in oncology services, that means the Trilogy linear accelerator at Holston Valley Medical Center.
The power of Trilogy yields shorter treatment times, making the experience more comfortable for you. And its incredible precision allows our physicians to spare healthy tissue to a previously imaginable extent.
The Trilogy delivers precise, highly concentrated radiation therapy through a technique called stereotactic body radiotherapy.
During treatment, the Trilogy sends focused X-ray beams to cancerous cells, while leaving your healthy cells untouched. The radiation damage to the cancer cells interrupts their ability to reproduce, causing them to die and the tumor to shrink.
Typically, Trilogy treatments last two to five minutes, and most patients have them multiple times a week for four to six weeks.
Radiotherapy is typically used to treat tumors throughout the body, particularly in the prostate, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys.
It is not right for all people or for all tumors, however. The Wellmont Cancer Institute's radiation oncologists will determine the most appropriate course of treatment for you.
If you're looking for more information or have questions about the Wellmont Cancer Institute, please contact us or speak to your primary care provider.
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6/16/16 – A community yard sale will be held at the Southwest Virginia Cancer Center in Norton on Saturday, July 9, to support Wellmont Cancer Institute patients in need.
5/11/16 – Wellmont Foundation's Wine Women & Shoes event raised more than $122,000 to increase access to and affordability of breast cancer screenings for women in the region.
5/9/16 - Wellmont Cancer Institute is inviting people to find their own personal treasure at the organization’s second annual community yard sale on Saturday, May 14, in Kingsport.
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