Advancing Cancer Care at Atlantic General

During an emotionally and physically distressing time in life, there is hope for more convenience, comfort, self-preservation and dignity with two new cancer treatment advances available at Atlantic General Hospital’s John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.

For patients facing an excisional breast biopsy or lumpectomy, Merit Medical’s SCOUT wireless breast localization for pinpointing lesions preserves more healthy tissue, increases the likelihood of completely removing a cancerous lesion, and conserves more healthy tissue. The pre-surgical procedure is now available at the Eunice Q. Sorin Women’s Diagnostic Center.

Also, those managing the side effects of chemotherapy can decrease the risk of hair loss with the Paxman Scalp Cooling System, known as cold cap treatment, empowering patients to feel a greater sense of control and privacy. The Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center in Berlin is Delmarva’s first facility to offer a therapy that can encourage acceptance of difficult treatment regimens.

Both advances were funded in part by a $100,000 gift from local businessman and philanthropist Jack Burbage.

“We are invested in making sure we meet your medical needs and emotional needs because we’re in this together, in the community, and we have that extra level of awareness and understanding because we are all one big family here on the Eastern Shore,” says Chanelle Lake, director of the John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.

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