Swenson Family Linear Accelerator Suite
Thanks to the generous support of Jim and Susan Swenson, Tower 2 now offers advanced cancer care with a state-of-the-art linear accelerator used for external radiation treatments for patients with cancer. By delivering a uniform dose of high-energy x-ray to the region of the patient's tumor, these x-rays can destroy the cancer cells, while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. This donation was close to Jim's heart. "My mother passed away from cancer when I was just 17 years old," said Jim, who battled the disease himself. "My hope is that our gift will help others in their own battles with cancer."
"We are very fortunate for the opportunity to make a difference in peoples' lives," added Susan. "It's about helping those whom you can, and that makes us feel good."