Cancer patients in upper Montgomery county will soon have access to a new state-of-the-art facility for radiation oncology services. this spring, as part of Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to meet the health needs of upper Montgomery county and to provide comprehensive cancer care services, the hospital is opening a new radiation oncology treatment center in Germantown.

Radiation oncology requires treatments daily for six weeks, making it vital to provide convenient access for patients. the new facility will be located on Seneca Meadows parkway, just off route 118 in Germantown.

“The new center will be equipped with the latest approved, state-of-theart equipment, and will afford people in the upcounty expanded access to quality cancer treatment, close to home,” says don Bridges, M.d., who, along with Cathy Salem, M.d., and Anu Singh, M.d., will staff the new site in Germantown in addition to their current Rockville office on Gude drive.

Each year, there are approximately 4,000 new cancer cases in Montgomery county. radiation oncology is an integral part of treatment for more than 60 percent of people facing a wide range of cancers, including breast, prostate and some types of lung.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment in the Germantown or Rockville office, call 240-826-6297.