Cancer center celebrates 10 years

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Story Updated: Jun 18, 2010

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Faxton-St.Luke's Regional Cancer Center celebrated ten years of helping people deal with a cancer diagnosis on Thursday night.

The center has turned into a real blessing to many people. Before the Regional Cancer Center, many local patients and their families had to travel to Syracuse for important cancer treatment services.

Although the cost of keeping up with the technology is high, there is more to providing high quality care, than just being high-tech.

"High-tech, but high-touch," is how Former Director of Cancer Services Lucille Rotundo described it. "The nurses and people that work here...it's not the bricks and mortar. It's the people that work within the walls that makes the cancer center what it is."

As a matter of fact, a lot of the same people who started when the cancer center opened up 10-years ago are still with the center to this day.

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