Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center
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Advanced Radiation Therapies

Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Today's highly advanced equipment allows radiation to be directed more precisely to the cancer site, while limiting the exposure to normal, nearby tissue. Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers the most innovative and advanced radiation therapies including:

  • 3D conformal radiation therapy delivered by a linear accelerator, a sophisticated machine that externally delivers high-energy radiation to destroy cancer cells and their ability to reproduce. Radiation therapy may also be used to relieve pain or other symptoms that can accompany cancer. The equipment in the Sister Theresa Cancer Care Center has special features which allow the delivery of higher doses of radiation due to dramatically more precise field placement. This provides a greater opportunity for destroying cancer cells and less potential for damaging healthy tissue.
  • High-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, a treatment technique that places radiation sources within the body as close as possible to the tumor, ensuring the maximum radiation dose is given where it's needed most, while sparing healthy surrounding tissue. HDR brachytherapy is most commonly used for cancers of the breast, cervix, lung, prostate, rectum, tongue and uterus.
  • MammoSite, a form of brachytherapy specifically used for breast cancer that allows physicians to provide an internally administered, site-specific, five-day course of radiation therapy following the removal of a breast tumor through lumpectomy.
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a state-of-the-art delivery system that is considered the most significant breakthrough in radiation treatment in over 30 years. IMRT is used to treat difficult-to-reach tumors, particularly tumors in the head, neck, and prostate. More so than any other technology, IMRT allows cancer experts to use higher radiation intensities on target areas, without damaging normal surrounding tissue.
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy, involving the delivery of a large dose of external radiation directly to the tumor site at the time of surgery.

Locations

Healing Arts Pavilion
Hospital
Imaging Centers
Immediate Care New Lenox
Immediate Care Plainfield
Physical Therapy Services
Sleep Disorder Center
Wound Care Center

Medical Services

Alliance Health
Balloon Sinuplasty
Behavioral Health
Cancer Services
Cardiovascular and Heart Care
Children's Emergency Department
Clinical Research Trials at PSJMC
Diabetes and Nutrition Education
EICU - enhanced ICU
Emergency Services
Family Birthing Suites
Gastrointestinal Services
Healing Arts Pavilion
Presence Home Care and Hospice
Imaging Services
Interventional Radiology
Long Term Care
Neuroscience Institute
Orthopedic Services
Pediatric Services
Pulmonary Services
Rehabilitation - Inpatient
Rehabilitation - Outpatient
Senior Spirit
Sleep Disorder Center
Support Groups
Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery
Women and Children Services
Wound Care Center

Patient & Visitor Information

Accepted Insurance Providers
Advance Directives
Appointments
Area Information
Cafeteria Menu/Hours
Contact Information
Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance and Clearance
Gift Shop
Language Assistance
Maps & Directions
Medical and Vital Records
Medical Library
MRSA Prevention
Nurse Staffing Information for Patients
Parking Information
Patient Email
Patient Family Advisory Committee
Patient Health Portals
Patient Privacy Overview
Patient Questions & Concerns
Patient Stories
Room Service Dining
Spiritual Care
Visiting Hours

About Us

Map of 1st Floor
2010 Annual Report
Advocacy
Accreditations
Board of Directors
Commitment to our Communities
Community Outreach
Community Partners
Contact Information
Conference Center Facilities
Flu Information
History/Overview
Hospital Report Card Act
Locations
Mission Vision and Values
Patient Stories
Physicians Only
Quality Reports
Virtual Tours