Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. At 40 years old, Erin Hines became that one in eight. In this video, Erin recalls her life changing diagnosis and why she decided to treat her breast cancer with proton therapy.
Proton therapy can help lower the risk of excess radiation because protons can be stopped inside the tumor. Proton therapy may be especially beneficial for breast cancer patients by minimizing damage to nearby tissue and critical organs, such as the heart and lungs.
The risk of side effects is also lowered, including reducing the chance of experiencing a cardiac event or developing lung cancer or pneumonitis. Due to the painless and noninvasive nature of proton therapy treatment, you can get back to your daily activities quicker and maintain the same quality of life.
If you would like more information about proton therapy for breast cancer, give us a call at (405) 773-6700 today.