Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer

This precision and promise segment is brought to you by Oklahoma Proton Center.

Dr. John Chang:

Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in the United States but the number one cause of cancer related deaths. Advancements have been made. Surgical techniques are improving with less invasive procedures. Medical oncologists have more systemic therapy options with targeted agents. And now we, as radiation oncologists, have a more conformal and precise radiation option with proton therapy.

With proton therapy, we deliver microscopic particles of energy directly into the tumor and limit the collateral radiation exposure and damage to the surrounding normal tissues such as the lung tissue, heart muscles, esophagus, and spinal cord. With these advances, we hope to turn our cancer patients into cancer survivors who are able to maintain their good quality of life. We truly believe that cure is not enough. The quality of life saved is just as important.

Call now or visit to find out if proton therapy is right for you.

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