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Cartersville Medical Center

Cancer Care

Better Cancer Care is Here

The Hope Center houses radiation therapy services, the cancer registry, patient resource center, a healing garden, and centralizes a number of services for cancer patients and their families. The center is affiliated with the national network of HCA facilities based in Nashville.

The Hope Center in Cartersville

Today - right here in Cartersville, The Hope Center offers the remarkable hope of life with state-of-the-art treatment technology, and the widest variety of clinical trials.

The experienced doctors at the Hope Center are dedicated to bringing the most promising cancer research and treatment to those who need it today. In fact, they're committed to seeing any patient within 24 hours because they know that earlier detection and treatment can mean a world of a difference in the battle against cancer.

Lung Cancer Screening

The Hope Center at Cartersville Medical Center is pleased to offer CT lung cancer screenings for those who may be at risk.* The screening is non-invasive, painless and only takes a few minutes. Preliminary research indicates that early detection with a CT screening may reduce the odds of lung cancer death by up to 20 percent.**

Suspicious findings in this program are reviewed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, which may include a pulmonologist, thoracic surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and radiologist.

* Must meet NCCN Guidelines Criteria
** When compared to screening with conventional x-ray.

If you think you may be at risk, call (800) 242-5662 to see if you qualify for a CT lung cancer screening.

TrueBeam™ STx with Novalis® Radiosurgery

The TrueBeam™ STx with Novalis® Radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems and Brainlab is a powerful noninvasive radiosurgery system that opens up treatment options for some of the most complex cancers in areas such as the lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, brain and spine. TrueBeam STx technology was developed from its inception to deliver cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision.

It works by choreographing highly sophisticated systems—imaging, beam delivery and motion control. These allow your clinician to “see” the tumor they are about to treat and apply very accurate and precise beams of radiation to it while compensating for your movement. TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery is fast and powerful, with most treatments lasting only a few minutes.

This technology enables many different types of radiosurgery, so doctors can choose the best form of treatment for your particular cancer. The system performs both stereotactic body radiotherapy (also known as SBRT) for treatments throughout the body and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for treatments in the brain or central nervous system.

TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery was also designed with your comfort in mind. You can be in constant contact with the therapist running the system, thanks to an enhanced communications system that enables constant interaction between you and the therapist. It’s almost as if they are there in the treatment room with you. Music can be played during the treatment, which can help create a more soothing treatment environment.

In short:

  • TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery gives medical professionals the tools to treat more challenging cancers such as cancers of the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.
  • The system is fast and precise. A complex radiosurgery treatment that typically takes 30 to 60 minutes can be completed in just 5 to 20 minutes.
  • With advanced imaging, TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery allows clinicians to deliver treatment accurately by enabling them to “see” the tumor they treat and target tumors with submillimeter accuracy.
  • Enhanced motion-management tools synchronize beam delivery with the tumor motion that occurs as you breathe in and out.
  • TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery was developed with an emphasis on your comfort.

TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery is not appropriate for all cancers. Serious side effects, including fatigue and skin irritation, can occur. Treatment times may vary. Ask your doctor if TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery treatment is right for you.