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Medical Services

The latest advancements in cancer treatment

Cancer Services and Treatment Options

We offer a full spectrum of advanced cancer services delivered by a skilled team of experienced, onsite cancer specialists.  

  • Radiation therapy  
  • Chemotherapy  
  • Clinical trial  
  • The latest immune system therapies  
  • Diagnostic imaging procedures  
    • Designated CT scanner for radiation planning and interventional procedures
    • PET and MRI scans  
    • Mammography  
    • Ultrasound  
    • X-rays  
    • Nuclear medicine  
  • Pain medicine 
  • Wound Healing Center with Hyperbaric Therapy and a certified ostomy nurse  
  • Physical, occupational and lymphedema therapy  
  • Medical nutrition therapy and customized nutrition plans  
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery  
  • Practical and emotional support from licensed social workers  
  • Access to local support groups  
  • Wound Healing Center  


Radiation treatment options  

Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR): used to treat cancers when surgery is not an option due to a patient’s health or for those who do not want surgery. Instead of giving small doses of radiation each day for several weeks, SABR uses very focused beams of high-dose radiation given in fewer (usually 1 to 5) treatments. This approach has been used in patients with early-stage or isolated recurrent/metastatic cancer in the lung, liver, pancreas and other sites. Find out more about stereotactic radiotherapy here.  

Stereotactic Radiosurgery: The Maurer Family Cancer Care Center has received a stereotactic radiosurgery package and a six-degree-of-freedom tabletop, which lets doctors perform microscopic cancer treatments at a level never before available at Wood County Hospital. Learn more about our new equipment.  

External beam radiation: a beam (or multiple beams) of radiation is directed through the skin to the cancer and the immediate surrounding area in order to destroy the main tumor and any nearby cancer cells.  

Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT): uses computers and special imaging techniques such as CT, MRI or PET scans to show the size, shape and location of the tumor, as well as surrounding organs. Your radiation oncologist can then precisely tailor the radiation beams to the size and shape of your tumor. Because the radiation beams are very precisely directed, nearby normal tissue receives less radiation and is able to heal more quickly.  

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): a specialized form of 3D-CRT that allows radiation to be more exactly shaped to fit the tumor. With IMRT, the radiation beam can be broken up into many “beamlets,” and the intensity of each beamlet can be adjusted individually. Using IMRT, it may be possible to further limit the amount of radiation received by healthy tissue near the tumor.  

Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT): helps target radiation to tumors (which can move between treatments due to breathing, etc.). IGRT involves conformal radiation treatment guided by imaging, such as CT, ultrasound or X-rays, taken in the treatment room just before the patient is given their daily radiation treatment.  

Deep Inspiratory Breath Hold (DIBH): a specialized technique to deliver radiation to the left breast with patients in a breath hold position. DIBH is designed to reduce incidental radiation dose to the heart. DIBH may not be suitable or beneficial for all patients with a left-sided breast cancer diagnosis. The physician will decide what technique is best and tailor the radiotherapy treatment to our patient’s individual needs.  

Prone breast treatments: our patient lies face down rather than face up during treatment, which can minimize heart and lung toxicities.  

For more information about radiation oncology, please call (419) 354-3185.  

Chemotherapy treatment options  

The medical oncology practice provides the latest advanced chemotherapy regimens and access to a full range of clinical trials through collaboration with Toledo Clinic. We offer a large variety of cancer treatment options. We are able to gain all the benefits created through an extensive network and deliver them here locally.  

The clinic is measured against Quality Oncology Practice Initiatives (QOPI). Practice performance is measured against quality metrics and standards established by oncology experts.   

For more information about medical oncology, please call (419) 353-5419  

Additional Infusion Services  

The center is able to deliver additional services that assist in maintaining patient health. They include infusing iron, electrolytes, intravenous immunoglobulin and hydration.  

Lung Cancer Navigation Program  

The Maurer Family Cancer Care Center now offers a Lung Cancer Screening/Navigation Program. The program aims to increase the number of patients routinely screened for lung cancer. It supports physicians and patients by expediting lung cancer review, diagnosis and treatment.  

Through the Lung Cancer Screening Navigation Program, patients will work with a nurse navigator, overseen by physicians with experience diagnosing and treating lung cancer. The navigator keeps patients informed, on track and moving through the various steps of the diagnosis process and overcoming common barriers. The most common obstacles patients face are financial barriers, lack of understanding of the diagnosis, the complexity of the healthcare system and how it works and the patient's emotions, including fear. The navigator will help each lung cancer patient work through these challenges.  

Patients are encouraged to speak with their primary care physicians to determine if they meet the criteria (primarily age and smoking history) for a low-dose CT lung screening.