You never want to see your child suffer, but cancer, as well as its treatments, can often be difficult on young patients. Harsh procedures and side effects can be strenuous for anyone, but children are especially sensitive to these unfortunate difficulties. Proton therapy can be an effective alternative treatment option for children and teens.14-15
With its focused treatment, proton therapy is able to limit damage done on still developing young bodies by precisely targeting the area to be treated.5, 9, 11, 12 In addition to reducing the damage to healthy tissue, proton therapy reduces side effects that could impact your child’s quality of life while also decreasing the estimated risk of secondary malignancies.3-4, 6-9, 14-15, 26
Treatment options may vary on a case-by-case basis, so contact us to consult with our clinicians and find out if proton therapy could be right for you.