St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center hosting survivors celebration

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St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center will host members of the community at a National Cancer Survivors Month celebration from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. Together, attendees will honor the strength and courage of all cancer survivors, while remembering friends and family that have passed. The gathering will include 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 will take place inside St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center, located at 7575 Grand River Ave. in Brighton, and will include a short program with opening remarks, a blessing of the new space and a ribbon cutting with the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with St. Joe’s medical experts and 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.  The 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 six 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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