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Proton Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Precision in Cancer Treatment Cancer treatment has made significant strides over the years, and one of the most promising developments is the use of proton therapy for head and neck cancer. Proton therapy, a highly precise form of radiation therapy, is gaining recognition for its ability to target tumors with unparalleled accuracy while minimizing damage […]

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Proton beam radiotherapy versus TACE for Liver Cancer

A recent study comparing survival rates, recurrence patterns, toxicity, and treatment cost in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with either transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) or proton beam radiotherapy (PBT) found that patients treated with PBT required fewer courses of treatment, fewer post-treatment hospitalization days, and reduced cost of treatment compared to TACE. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), […]

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Lung Cancer in Oklahoma

Currently, 1 in 16 people in the U.S. can expect to receive a lung cancer diagnosis. That’s 1 out of every 15 men and 1 out of every 17 women. If everyone currently eligible were screened, close to 48,000 lives could be saved. Lung cancer develops when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably in the lung tissues, […]

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Be Your Own Advocate

A cancer diagnosis is one of those stop-you-in-your-tracks moments that can completely turn your life upside down. What happens next? Who do I talk to? How do I know I’m getting the best care? What about my family? My job? It can all be overwhelming. One of the most consistent pieces of advice former patients […]

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A Breast Surgeon’s Letter

Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. For women and men with breast cancer, conventional treatment may pose a risk to the heart and lungs as well as other nearby tissue, muscle, and bone by exposing them to radiation. Dr. John Frame, a renowned surgeon […]

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Proton Therapy -A Good Option for Liver Cancer

Studies show Proton Therapy can reduce side effects and increase overall survival for liver cancer. ABOUT LIVER CANCER Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and one of the leading causes of cancer death. In 2019, there were approximately 100,000 people living with liver cancer in the United States.  According to the National Cancer […]

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Artist Paints Masks for Pediatric Patients

Meet Amanda! A local artist who spends her time volunteering to paint masks for children going through treatment at Oklahoma Proton Center. Watch her story below as she explains how she got into painting and, specifically, how she got into painting cancer treatment masks. “I really believe in the cause and just really want to […]

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The Role of the Caregiver

“When someone has cancer, the whole family & everyone who loves them does too.” – Unknown Nearly two million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States this year. Each one of these individuals is a daughter or a son, a father or a mother, a sister or a brother, a grandfather or […]

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Proton Therapy- What about the Cost?

We often get asked questions by prospective patients and other physicians about the cost of proton therapy. Is it expensive? Does insurance cover it? How much is it if insurance doesn’t pay? All of these are important questions worth addressing. Does Insurance Cover Proton Therapy? All of the major insurance companies cover proton therapy treatment. […]

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Proton Therapy: A Medical Marvel

At Oklahoma Proton Center, it’s not just about finding a cure, it’s about ensuring quality of life. That’s why we use proton therapy, the most advanced method to deliver radiation treatments to cancerous tumors available today. Proton therapy treatment precisely targets cancer cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue and organs, reducing side effects.  The study […]

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