Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation cancer therapy that decreases additional radiation in the body because it precisely targets tumors. As a result, there is less damage to healthy tissue and patients experience fewer short- and long-term side effects.
Proton therapy is effective in treating certain types of cancers, as well as some non-cancerous tumors. Several tumors that could benefit from proton therapy include:
• Head and Neck tumors
• Brain tumors
• Prostate cancer
• Lung tumors
• Pediatric tumors
The precision of proton therapy makes it especially effective for anatomically complex tumors such as base of skull and tumors along the spinal cord.