National Public Radio: Froedtert’s New Cancer Treatment Device Allows Tumors To Be Seen And Zapped Simultaneously

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Froedtert’s New Cancer Treatment Device Allows Tumors To Be Seen And Zapped Simultaneously

A 47-year-old Wisconsin woman will get a better idea next week of how well a new cancer treatment device is doing at attacking her liver tumor. The cancer center run by Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa recently became the second facility in the U.S. to offer the latest version of a high-tech unit. It simultaneously takes images of a tumor and delivers high-dose radiation.  The patient is Paula Wendt, a school nurse from Fond du Lac. She’s had a difficult last four-and-a-half years, first being diagnosed in 2014 with an eye cancer, ocular melanoma. It eventually spread to her liver.

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