Comprehensive cancer care will be available soon at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) with the opening of the Dr. James and JoAnn Bourland Radiation Oncology Center.
Treatment for cancer often involves three treatment options used in combination: surgery, chemotherapy and targeted radiation. If even one of these is unavailable or difficult to access, it can complicate or compromise the success of treatment.
At its existing cancer center, GVMH provides chemotherapy and infusion services that include: antibiotic infusions, blood transfusions, bone marrow biopsies, catheter changes, genetic and molecular testing, hydration therapy, injections and phlebotomies.
Also located in its cancer center, the oncology clinic offers evaluation and ongoing treatment for patients with cancer and a variety of blood disorders.
In addition, GVMH offers a cancer support group that meets once a month to provide information and support to cancer patients and their family members.
When it opens, the Dr. James and JoAnn Bourland Radiation Oncology Center will feature the cutting-edge technology of the most advanced linear accelerator available today. In addition to expert radiation specialists, the center will offer the full spectrum of cancer care, in a familiar setting, without a lengthy drive.
“Patients will not sacrifice quality for convenience,” said Race Kastl, Director of Oncology Services. “We are happy to be able to provide the full spectrum of cancer services for our patients closer to home.”