News | May 30, 2007

Advanced Cancer Treatment Brings New Hope to Michigan Patients

May 31, 2007 - Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS), located in Ann Arbor, MI, recently announced it will begin treating patients with the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, a system that non- invasively treats cancers anywhere in the body, including previously inoperable tumors, with accuracy and with little to no discomfort.

As the only hospital in Michigan to offer CyberKnife, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor expects to draw patients from across the state who are seeking new hope in their cancer treatment.

One of the most innovative features of the CyberKnife technology is the capability of robotic radiosurgery to deliver targeted treatment to areas that move due to breathing such as the lung, prostate, pancreas, liver and kidney, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues. It is the first system in the world that is specifically designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy, without limiting the patient's mobility during treatment.

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