When confronting cancer, there are countless paths towards recovery, each with their own benefits and challenges. Proton therapy is one of those paths, delivering effective, focused radiation treatment for a multitude of cancer types.3-15, 17-24 While similar to conventional radiation, proton therapy delivers a much more precise dose of energy to the targeted area, often resulting in fewer side effects and less damage to surrounding tissue and organs as compared to traditional cancer treatments.3-9, 11-12, 15 As an alternative to traditional therapies, proton radiation is noninvasive and lasts just a few minutes for each session, allowing many patients to continue leading their regular lives with few challenges.3-4, 6-8, 15
Having been used to treat cancer since 1990, proton therapy is part of the standard of care for many cancer types, is FDA-approved and covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance providers.1-2, 17-25
In the decades since its initial use, proton therapy has helped tens of thousands of people and their families, becoming a well-established alternative to traditional cancer treatment, while continuing to evolve as an innovative path in cancer therapy.
Learn more about proton therapy and how it’s treating today’s cancers.