St. Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center offers primary and specialty care physician services, urgent care, clinical lab, radiology and physical rehabilitation services. We also house the state’s first interactive health education center – a must see for kids-and kids at heart!
The Canton Cancer Center is the first in Southeast Michigan to offer radiation therapy using RapidArc technology. This state of- the-art system is the latest approach to image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation treatment (IGRT/IMRT) – enabling beams with varying intensity of radiation to be aimed at the tumor from multiple angles. RapidArc makes it possible to program the linear accelerator to deliver more precise treatment in a shorter time than traditional radiation treatments. In most cases one treatment lasts less than two minutes with the linear accelerator making a full rotation around the patient.
RapidArc is a valuable addition to the treatment options already available at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. It is complementary to the CyberKnife at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. The CyberKnife is used for certain types of tumors that require a stronger single dose. RapidArc enhances current treatments for larger and irregular tumors. Both options provide improved accuracy and protection to healthy tissue, and they help to lessen the side effects of radiation treatment such as fatigue.