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The News Tribune: CyberKnife at MultiCare Regional Cancer CenterBy John Gillie
The News Tribune
When Tacoma-area real estate broker Anthony Tognazzini learned he had prostate cancer, his urologist offered him several treatment choices. Most involved surgery of some sort. But a new precisely targeted radiation treatment at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital caught Tognazzini’s attention.
It promised a relatively short treatment period, no surgery or incisions, no recovery period, and no or minimal side effects. It was a treatment plan the 69-year-old found eminently agreeable.
Thus Tognazzini became one of the first patients treated by Tacoma General’s new CyberKnife robotic radiation delivery system, one of three in the state and the newest. The hospital’s MultiCare Regional Cancer Center began using the new technology last week.
To find out if CyberKnife is right for you or a loved one, call 1-800-351-7955.
Posted on Oct 26, 2010 in
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