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St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center hosts National Survivors Month with key guests, survivors, friends and family

St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center invited members of the community to a National Cancer Survivors Month celebration on Tuesday, June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Together, attendees honored the strength and courage of all cancer survivors, while remembering friends and family that have passed.  The gathering included a tour of the Radiation Oncology unit, and the unveiling of a new Varian True Beam® Linear Accelerator, a fully-integrated system that offers image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery.  The machine, which replaces an older model, can treat cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including in the lung, breast, prostate, head and neck.

The celebration was hosted at the new St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center, located at 7575 Grand River in Brighton, included a short program, a blessing of the new space and a ribbon cutting.  Attendees had an opportunity to interact with St. Joe’s medical experts and to learn more about comprehensive cancer services including clinical trials, genetic counseling, oncology social work and pastoral care available in Livingston County.

The St. Joe’s Brighton Cancer Center has cared for area residents living with cancer since its opening more than twelve years ago.  This unveiling of the new linear accelerator will ensure that comprehensive cancer care remains available close to home, in the Livingston community, for decades to come.

The linear accelerator is part of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System’s $41 million transformation investment into Livingston County.

 

These investments include:

  • St. Joe’s Brighton: A new 24/7 Short Stay Center with 18 private rooms and 6 private bays, new Breast Imaging Center, new operating room, expanded Specialty Center, new Joe’s Java Café, expanded food options and gift shop, Emergency Department rapid treatment program and pediatric telemedicine technologies for the Emergency Department.
  • St. Joe’s Livingston: A new surgical suite with three advanced operating rooms, da Vinci® Si robotic surgery system, Sleep Disorder Center, Joe’s Java Café, cafeteria and gift shop.

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