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Cottonwood Heights Journal

Jordan Valley Cancer Center

Oct 04, 2016 05:17PM ● By Bryan Scott

There are certainly some words no one wants to hear. The words “you have cancer” can send a patient and their loved ones into whirl of doubt and fear.  

To say the least, a diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming.  But, with the opening of the new Jordan Valley Cancer Center, patients now have access to personalized, technologically advanced treatments at one convenient location. 

Located at the Jordan Valley Medical Center Campus at 3592 West 9000 South in West Jordan, patients and their families will have access to an entire treatment team, comprehensive cancer treatment and services. 

“The new facility was designed around patient comfort and healing,” Steve Anderson, CEO of Jordan Valley Medical Center, said. “Within the Cancer Center walls you will find a network of cancer care specialists, including Gamma West, Utah Cancer Specialists and more—all working together to care for our patients.” 

The Jordan Valley Cancer Center is the new, state-of-the-art cancer treatment that that the community deserves. It will also be the only facility of its kind west of I-15 in the Salt Lake Valley providing both inpatient and outpatient cancer services.

By partnering with cancer specialists from a wide variety of backgrounds—including medical, surgical and radiation oncology—the Cancer Center is able to offer patients unique treatment plans that draw on the best elements of each medical specialty. Patients are not limited to the expertise of just one physician. 

Additionally, Jordan Valley Cancer Center has partnered with Elekta, a healthcare company that develops products and cancer treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, to bring Versa HD radiotherapy system to Utah for the first time.

The Versa HD is a radiation treatment system designed to improve cancer patient care by allowing physicians to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body, while enabling treatment of highly complex cancers that require extreme targeting precision. 

“The opening of this new Cancer Center means extended service, improved technology, and greater access to cancer treatments for our community,” Anderson said. “Cancer diagnosis and treatment are complex and difficult processes for the patient and his or her family. As a committed and compassionate team, our cancer care specialists and medical staff will guide our patients every step of the way, working together toward recovery.”

But with all this technology and unique professional partnerships, patients and families can be assured that their emotional needs will not be neglected. 

"The Jordan Valley Cancer Center has partnered with the American Cancer Society to provide programs and resources throughout the entire cancer care process,” Robin Anderson, registered nurse and director of oncology at Jordan Valley Cancer Center, said. She also said that the Cancer Center team will include a nurse coordinator who will help coordinate all facets of cancer care. 

On top of all the clinical options, the Cancer Center will provide a range of community and support services including “nutritional guidance, cancer support groups, educational classes, yoga, and more,” according to Robin Anderson.