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Floyd Memorial Hospital offers cutting-edge Cancer Treatments

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LOUISVILLE KY (WAVE) – Dr. Neal Dunlap, Radiation Oncologist with Floyd Memorial Hospital, appeared on WAVE 3 Listens Live! Friday afternoon to discuss their new Varian Linear Accelerator with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).  This new technology reduces cancer treatment time by 90%.   For example, a patient with lung cancer that would have required 30 treatments under traditional radiation therapy would only need 4 treatments with SBRT.  A patient will have less damage to surrounding healthy tissues because the precision of the beam of radiation to the cancerous area. The patient will also have fewer side effects.  

For more information about The Varian Linear Accelerator including Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) and Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) please visit www.floydmemorial.com

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