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Biopsy patients more comfortable with new HCC adjustable stretcher

Lori Williams, physician assistant for Dr. Mark Fesen, left, and Jamie Hutchinson, R.N. and Heartland Cancer Center director, prepare the new HCC stretcher for the next patient.

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Patients who must undergo a bone marrow biopsy at Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) can now be much more comfortable during the procedure, thanks to the generosity of private donors.
“In the past, our patients had these tests on an exam table,” said Jamie Hutchinson, R.N. and HCC director. “Of course, they are anxious about the procedure and then they had to be in an uncomfortable position. But this new stretcher allows them to be more at ease – emotionally and physically.”
Other patients, including those who are too weak to sit in a chemotherapy-treatment chair or become acutely ill, also ...

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