Athens Messenger: Cancer patients will be able to get radiation treatments in Athens
OhioHealth recently announced the addition of a radiation oncology program at O'Bleness Hospital. Currently, area radiation oncology patients have to travel approximately one hour out of town for this treatment, which is typically Monday through Friday for 6 to 8 weeks. This new program will allow patients to receive their treatment close to home and work.
The new program will be housed with medical oncology/infusion services in a $5.6 million, renovated section of the Castrop Center. Renovations will begin in the fall of 2016 with the goal to open the new center and begin services in the summer of 2017.
To read a news article on the new radiation program and the consolidation of cancer services, click the Athens Messenger logo to the right.