Cancer patients can get chemotherapy but not radiation as part of their treatment at Community Hospital South, but that will change next fall when the hospital opens a $24 million cancer treatment center.
The hospital is unveiling a project today to build a center at the northwest corner of its property on County Line Road on the southside.
The 65,000-square-foot Community Regional Cancer Center-South will offer state-of-the art radiation therapy and more options for chemotherapy treatments and allow the hospital to treat more complex types of cancers. The hospital plans to have the cancer center open within a year.
Having the center at Community Hospital South will mean the hospital’s patients in Johnson County and on the southside won’t have to trek to downtown Indianapolis or elsewhere for treatment, hospital President Tony Lennen said.