Cancers and Tumors Treated with Proton Therapy

Proton therapy precisely conforms to the shape of the tumor, resulting in less damage to the healthy surrounding tissue making it a recommended option with proven results for treating many types of tumors and cancers.1,3-7

Proton therapy provides effective treatment for the following cancers and tumors:

Proton Therapy: Is it Right for You?

Proton therapy is often recommended for patients with tumors near critical organs or whose cancers have recurred. Patients who have reached the limit for standard X-ray radiation may also be good candidates for proton therapy. Proton therapy is not appropriate for all cancers or all tumors, and only a healthcare provider can help you determine if it may be right for you.

Proton therapy is often the preferred option for treating solid tumors in children because the precision of protons reduces radiation of normal tissues, helps prevent serious complications and lessens the chance of secondary tumors.2-3 Proton therapy research is ongoing and has shown promising results in the treatment of many tumors.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Proton Therapy

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment process, the history of proton therapy, the benefits of choosing proton therapy and other additional questions or concerns you may have on the Frequently Asked Questions page.