GREELEY, Colo. (June 23, 2021) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced the opening of high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy suite in its facility at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. Banner MD Anderson is the only provider in Northern Colorado to offer this therapy, and the new Greeley suite is the only location with computed tomography (CT) scan abilities to treat a variety of cancers including prostate, gynecological, skin and certain types of breast cancer.
Typical radiation therapy used to treat cancers, known as external beam radiation, delivers high-energy beams directly at a patient’s tumor—an effective process, but often exposing healthy tissue to radiation. Brachytherapy delivers radiation therapy in small pieces of radioactive material placed inside the patient’s body, as close to the tumor as possible. This method gives high doses of radiation directly to the patient’s tumor, limiting radiation exposure to the healthy tissue.
Having a brachytherapy suite means we have another treatment option for our patients, said Julianne Fritz, regional clinical administrative director, Banner MD Anderson oncology services.
“It is wonderful to continue to grow our services and we could not be more pleased with the results.”
Designed with comfort and care in mind, the suite offers everything a patient needs for their surgery in one private, spacious area. This allows for a more efficient, timely and comfortable experience.
Banner MD Anderson at North Colorado Medical Center is located at 1801 16th St., Greeley. To learn more about cancer treatment, call 970-810-2026.
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center delivers cancer care to patients in Northern Colorado through the partnership of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner MD Anderson offers focused disease-specific expertise in the medical, radiation and surgical management of the cancer patient; an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care; access to clinical trials and new investigative therapies; state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of all types of cancer; oncology expertise in supportive care services. For more information, visit www.BannerMDAnderson.com.