Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer

Fight gastrointestinal cancer with innovative proton therapy treatment.

ABOUT GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) CANCER TREATMENT

If you have gastrointestinal cancer, you are not alone. An estimated 27,510 individuals are battling gastrointestinal cancer in the U.S. Luckily, there are many radiation therapy options you can choose to fight GI cancer, including proton therapy. Common GI cancers treated with proton therapy include esophageal, liver, bladder and rectal.

PROTON THERAPY HAS PROVEN CLINICAL RESULTS

Proton therapy offers many benefits when it comes to treating gastrointestinal cancer. The precise nature of proton radiation allows our team to only target tissues affected by cancer and spares the healthy surrounding tissues that play a role in proper digestion and metabolization. This helps reduce side effects like vomiting, cramping, nausea, diarrhea, the inability to absorb nutrients (malabsorption), dehydration and sexual dysfunction. Additionally, the painless and noninvasive nature of proton therapy will allow you to continue on with your regular lifestyle throughout treatment.

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    Increase in overall survival for Liver cancer patients
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    Decrease in lung complications for Esophageal cancer patients
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    Decrease in hospitalization rate for Esophageal cancer patients

THE TREATMENT PROCESS

Your doctor will work with you on a treatment regimen that makes the most sense for your diagnosis. Treatments, also known as protocols, for gastrointestinal cancer, can range anywhere from 5 to 33 protocols with each session averaging about 20-30 minutes. Treatments occur at the center every day, Monday through Friday.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    We’ve put together commonly asked questions about proton therapy, patient care and insurance options to ensure you have the answers you need.

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