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Cancer Technology

| Date Posted: 3/5/2013 | Author: Mandy McCue

The word technology refers to the usage of tools, machines, or techniques, in order to solve a problem or improve a preexisting problem. There are new advances in technology every day that are helping people solve their problems and are creating new opportunities all around the world including Pinehurst, North Carolina.Cancer Technology, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Advances in cancer technology have come leaps and bounds in the last few decades creating new opportunities for cancer patients.  A recent technological development out of Massachusetts General Hospital has created new opportunities to detect the spread of cancer. The CTC (circulating tumor cell) Chip has been shown to identify bloodstream cancer cells accurately in patients with advanced cancer of the lung, prostate, pancreas, breast cancer, or colon. (Source: New York Times)

New technologies in cancer come in more ways than diagnosis. Development in new cancer treatments have also been important among the years. Advances in cancer treatments is what has led to a decreasing number of cancer deaths, according to the report published in the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The FirstHealth FirstHealth Cancer Services has a new cancer treatment available called Stereotactic Radiosurgery. This new technology is a form of non-invasive radiation therapy that offers patients new options and hope in the fight against cancer and other abnormalities of the brain and spine.

With new treatment and surgery options continuously arising, the FirstHealth Cancer Center is at the top of cancer innovation offering the best cancer treatment in mid-North Carolina. FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital’s FirstHealth Cancer Services treats cancer patients in the Pinehurst, Raeford, Sanford, Lumberton, Laurinburg, Rockingham, and Troy regions of North Carolina and beyond.

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