Types of Tumors Treated with Proton Therapy
Proton therapy precisely conforms to the shape of the tumor, resulting in less damage the surrounding tumor and making it a recommended option with proven results for many types of tumors and cancers. 1,3-7
Tumors commonly treated with protons include:
Patients who have reached the limit for standard radiation may also be candidates for proton therapy and additional tumors not listed can also be treated with protons. Pediatric cases can particularly benefit from proton therapy due to the decreased risk of long-term side effects, ultimately improving a child’s quality of life into adulthood.
Northwestern Medicine Proton Center is one of the few proton therapy centers throughout the Midwest and the only one in Illinois. Our team is dedicated to explaining all of your treatment options and facilitating a conversation with you and your physician or oncologist to determine the best treatment option for you.