The Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak has been struggling with the state to construct a scaled-down facility of proton beam cancer radiation which has been stalled since the last one year.
This project can only start once the approval is received from the state health department which would start in the year December 2012 and would be complete by 2014.
Once the structure is complete it would offer proton-beam radiation which will precisely be able to target radiation doses for cancers such as lung, brain, pediatric, pancreatic and head-an-neck.
It could also be helpful in treating people who have to undergo standard radiation and have a cancer that keeps recurring. This new therapy has lesser side-effects since it doe not leave an exit dose or remnant of radiation after the treatment is done.
Initially the hospitals had proposed a project of $159 million to build the facility but improvisations in the cyclotron which send out the radiation permits the hospital to now use the equipment in a much smaller area.
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