CMMC provides comprehensive cancer care
CMMC Receives Hallmark of Excellence for Cancer Care Programs
CMMC Receives Hallmark of Excellence for Cancer...
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Central Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Care Center
Our patients are people, each with individual needs, concerns and hopes. Ours is a history of blending a very personal level of care with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies we can find. We understand what cancer is and what is at stake in the lives of our patients. We take the trust placed in us very seriously.
The history of our Cancer Care Center reflects our commitment. In 1987, Central Mississippi Medical Center began providing radiation oncology and diagnostic services to community residents. CMMC was the first hospital in Mississippi to offer safer radiation therapy treatments including X-knife radiosurgery. Other non-invasive procedures include radioactive implants, such as palladium seed implants to treat prostate cancer.
In 2001, the Cancer Care Center opened the Robert R. Smith, M.D., Gamma Knife Center, which houses Mississippi’s only Gamma Knife. The Gamma Knife is a radiation tool designed specifically for the non-invasive treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, including metastatic lesions, functional disorders of the brain such as trigeminal neuralgia, and vascular malformations of the brain.
In 2007, the Gamma Knife Center upgraded to the most advanced model available on the market, the Perfexion™. This new fully automated unit reduces treatment times, provides outstanding radiation shielding, and can treat lesions in any intracranial location. For detailed information on the Robert R. Smith, M.D., Gamma Knife Center, including conditions we treat, frequently asked questions, and the treatment process, please visit the comprehensive website: www.mississippigammaknifecenter.com.
For more information, call the Cancer Care Center at (601) 376-2074.