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Brain Cancer Treatment Success – Lisa’s Story

 Lisa Pyeas My brain tumor journey began in early 2009, and had what we now know as a seizure due to a brain tumor. Proton radiation is very specifically shaped, so that only the portion of the tissue that needs radiation will be radiated. It protected the left side of my brain, and also […]

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A Cure is Not Enough

 Dr. John Chang: One of the classic statements that I always referred to is a cure is not enough. We need to cure these patients, but we need to preserve their quality of life. Proton radiation can be utilized to treat any type of cancer. If the tumor target region is very close to […]

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Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

 This Precision and Promise segment is brought to you by Oklahoma Proton Center. Dr. Storey: Over 250,000 patients will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States. The good news is long-term overall survival rates are now approaching 90% for breast cancer. As we continue to move forward, these encouraging results […]

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Proton Therapy: An Advancement in Cancer Treatment Methods

 Dr. John Chang: I’m Dr. John Chang, medical director at the Oklahoma Proton Center. Advances in cancer treatment are happening every day, and one such advancement is proton therapy. The Oklahoma Proton Center has successfully treated thousands of patients with the world’s most advanced cancer treatment. The Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology […]

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Breast Cancer Treatment Success – Vickie’s Story

 Vickie Weigel: I had worked at the Oklahoma Proton Center for about three years when I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Proton therapy is able to offer less side effects in a lot of cases. I’ve been able to go on with my life, and be healthy, and happy, and do all […]

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Discussion of Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer with Dr. Mark Storey

 This Precision & Promise segment is brought to you by Oklahoma Proton Center. Mark Storey, MD: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Making a decision on treatment can often be overwhelming because of the variety of different treatment options available. These include everything from active surveillance of […]

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