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 the protons inside the tumor, avoiding healthy tissue and organs. This decreases the likelihood of undesired and unnecessary side effects.
Watch our latest segment with FOX 25 Fights Cancer to learn more about proton therapy.