Proton Therapy and Your Cancer

Proton Therapy and Your Cancer

Proton therapy is a cancer treatment option most commonly used for localized cancer, meaning it may treat cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body.3-15, 17-24 Though popularly used for prostate and breast cancers, it has become a standard form of care for numerous cancer types.3-15, 17-24 Many patients, both young and old, have utilized proton therapy as an effective cancer treatment option.25,31

Prostate Cancer

The most treated cancer type for proton therapy.

Breast Cancer

Decrease risk of secondary malignancies6, 9, 14, 26

Brain & Spine Cancers

Effective treatments for both malignant and benign tumors11, 16, 18

Head & Neck Cancers

Greater precision with treatment resulting in fewer side effects

Lung Cancer

Proton therapy may be used in conjunction with surgery in the treatment of lung cancer

GI Cancers

Treat harder to reach cancers without unnecessary exposure to large doses of radiation5, 9, 11, 12

Pediatric Cancers

Reduced side effects and tissue damage to patients both large and small3-4, 6-8, 15