The ETMC Cancer Center in Athens offers top-quality radiation therapy services for patients in the western part of our service region.
The center was purchased by ETMC in 2009. ETMC replaced the previous linear accelerator, used to deliver radiation, with a state-of-the-art dual energy machine that allows patients to receive even more precise radiation treatments with fewer side effects.
The machine also speeds the delivery of treatment. Internal mechanisms allow for the shape and intensity of the radiation beam to be altered without the use of external lead blocks and wedges. The clinic was also remodeled to improve patient flow, and a lighted nature mural was added to the ceiling of the treatment room.
The extensive renovation to the facility is part of ETMC’s continuing commitment to bringing the best possible healthcare to Henderson County and beyond.
The healthcare team of the ETMC Athens Cancer Center realizes that cancer can be a frightening subject. A diagnosis of this disease often creates a sense of isolation. That’s why we’ve developed a support group to provide information and offer reassurance to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. The trained and caring professionals are there to help throughout the treatment of your disease and beyond.
Our cancer support group is open to both patients and family members.
ETMC Athens 2000 S. Palestine
First and third Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m.
Group leader: Laquita Allen, 903-592-6152, ext. 121