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Radiology and Oncology Team at Hadassah Save Little Girl’s Eye

Wednesday, Dec 5 2012

The Hadassah Medical Center's radiologists and oncologists joined forces to save the life and the sight of a seven-year-old girl afflicted with a cancerous tumor in her eye that was causing her eyeball to bulge out of its socket.

With the help of an innovative simulator, Hadassah's physicians, under the guidance of Dr. Marc Wygoda, Director of the Radiation Onocology Unit, were able to pinpoint the precise location of the girl's tumor. They identified the optimal radiation fields so that they could prevent the radiation from harming nearby healthy tissue. Thanks to a combination of this high-dose radiation and chemotherapy, the patient is now a healthy young girl, with her eyeball back in its socket, full use of both eyes, and the promise for a bright future.

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