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 now, we're proud to announce part of that care is the new 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 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.
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