Every Survival is a Story

Oklahoma Proton Center’s Medical Director, Dr. John Chang, was featured as part of the cover story in FitCity Magazine along with Sarah McLean, director of Project31. In the story, Dr. Chang stresses the importance of routine screening, getting mammograms regularly, and scheduling exams with your physician. “Breast cancer is the #1 diagnosed cancer in women,” […]

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A group of physicians and business leaders from around Oklahoma City gathered with the partners of Allied Health Management to celebrate the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art comprehensive breast center. The Premier Breast Health Institute of Oklahoma brings together some of the leading specialists in Oklahoma City focused on breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research. […]

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Proton Therapy Shown to Increase Survival and Reduce Side Effects

Proton Therapy showed increased survival and a low incidence of severe side effects when used to treat patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer, according to a recent study published in the Medical Journal Thoracic Cancer.1 The study looked at patients treated between 2007 and 2018 at the University of Tsukuba Hospital in Japan. Proton […]

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Keep Your Quality of Life with Cancer Treatments from Oklahoma Proton Center

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that suits many types of cancers and tumor types. If a physician recommends radiation therapy as part of a patient’s cancer treatment, proton therapy is likely an option. Protons have a unique physical property that allows radiation oncologists to precisely target a patient’s cancer and stops […]

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Fighting Cancer by Living a Healthier Lifestyle

Getting the proper screenings and checkups is one of the first steps in the fight against cancer. Screenings increase the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable. Fighting cancer begins with living a healthier lifestyle and that means getting the proper screenings and checkups we need. David Raubach, […]

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Proton Fight Club: A National Awareness Campaign for Proton Therapy

This year more than 1.8 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. Roughly 1% of those diagnosed will be treated with proton therapy. Proton therapy is the most advanced form of radiation therapy in the world today. Unfortunately, it is only utilized by a small percentage of people diagnosed because of the lack of awareness […]

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Proton Therapy Program Delivers on its Promise

Five years after treating its first patient, Mayo Clinic is considering expansion.  The “extremely controversial” $188 million program has delivered on its promise. Now, proponents are looking to build a second center in Rochester. Jennifer Vyse, of Appleton, Wis., rings a bell signifying the end of her proton beam radiation treatment for nasal cancer Tuesday, […]

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Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer May Help Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. The trial, which looked at more than 200 patients, found that patients treated with proton therapy had fewer mini-strokes and fewer heart attacks versus those treated with other forms of radiation such […]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Through a Pandemic

Oklahoma Proton Center Offering Free Lung Screening in November Lung cancer is the 2nd most common cancer amongst men and women in the United States and is by far the leading cause of cancer-related death. “It’s a difficult disease, with potentially difficult outcomes,” says David Raubach, Chief Development Officer at Oklahoma Proton Center. “But, it […]

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Proton Therapy Safer 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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