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November 14, 2013

Hospital opens cancer center

Patients can receive care closer to home

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Holy Family Hospital’s Cancer Center has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for six consecutive years, according to a press release from Steward Health Care.

“Adding an office at Merrimack Valley Hospital enhances our ability to provide a comprehensive, custom treatment plan that is well coordinated,” said Dr. Ankur Mehta. “Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience. Holy Family’s Cancer Care team understands that each patient and their family have a lot to consider in a short period of time. That’s why we work hard to provide access to diagnostic and treatment services, including tests, close to home. And it’s why the team members always make themselves available to patients.”

Cancer doctors at both hospitals include Mehta, Laura Caprario and Han-Ting Lin.

Haverhill’s new cancer center uses state-of-the-art technology and treatment options allow for fewer side effects and shorter treatment times while sparing normal tissue and organs around the tumor, a press release from the hospital said.

Haverhill’s cancer center

Where: Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave.

What: Consultations with local doctors to plan treatments given at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.

How: Call 978-687-0156, ext. 2021, for information, including appointments and referrals.

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