Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Lane Regional Medical Center have opened their $4.5 million Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus at 6180 Main St. in Zachary.

Radiation oncology uses high-energy radiation to treat cancerous cells, usually in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy.

The American Cancer Society estimates about 24,300 new cancer diagnoses in Louisiana this year, and according to the CDC, about 50 percent of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy during the course of their treatment. While each cancer treatment plan is unique, patients who undergo radiation therapy generally receive radiation treatment five days a week for approximately two to seven weeks.

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