Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy Safer Than Conventional Radiation Treatment Per Stanford Study

Proton Therapy reduces the risk of a second cancer diagnosis by 69% versus other forms of radiation treatment according to a paper recently released by a team from Stanford University. The study looked at 450,373 patients in the National Cancer Database who received either 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), or […]

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Protons 101: What is radiation therapy?

DISCLAIMER / About the Blog – Please read once if you haven’t. The Three Primary Treatment Options for Cancer Patients The 3 main oncology (cancer) physician specialties are: Surgical Oncology: removes the cancer or the majority of it with an operation Radiation Oncology: destroys the cancer cells with radiation damage Medical Oncology: chemotherapy or whole […]

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Protons 101: Proton Therapy cuts severe side effects for patients by well over 50% – New study results

A new study was just released showing that, across a variety of cancers, proton therapy results in dramatically less severe side effects for patients. Results from the Study Simply stated this study shows that if doctors recommend radiation and chemotherapy together to treat your cancer, you can cut your risk of severe side effects from […]

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Protons 101 – Where Radiation Dose Goes

DISCLAIMER / About the Blog – Please read once if you haven’t. Today we’ll look at total integral dose delivered to the patient across a variety of cancers treated with radiation. Here is the crazy part of this post: For most treatments, much more radiation dose is delivered in normal healthy tissues than the target. […]

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Protons 101: What is Proton Therapy?

On a basic level, this is always the first question I get when asked why I moved to Oklahoma – What is Proton Therapy? So today, I’ll try to give a balanced look at why they are better and why, even with that statement, why they aren’t for every case: Breakdown of Proton Therapy In […]

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