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CHRISTUS gets cutting edge cancer treatment

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SHREVEPORT, La. -

A local cancer treatment center received a major upgrade. 

CHRISTUS Health is now able to perform a cutting edge type of radiation on cancer patients, specifically ones with prostate cancer. 

It's technology that can pinpoint cancerous cells without hurting the healthy tissue surrounding it.

Radiation oncologist Dr. Roscoe Chan said it can cut down the treatment cycle for patients from nine weeks to two weeks allowing them to continue on with their lives as normal.

"In the traditional treatment for prostate cancer, we have to give them 45 treatments over nine weeks. With this technology, we can give them five treatments in two weeks," said Chan.

If you'd like to find out more about the new treatment, call CHRISTUS at 318-681-4126 .

 

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