The Advantages of Proton Therapy

  • Unlike traditional radiotherapy treatment, proton radiation is directed to the tumor with pinpoint accuracy resulting in less damage to surrounding healthy organs and tissue.
  • With proton, doctors have the ability to deliver a higher dose of radiation to the tumor – and the higher the radiation dose, the better the chance of destroying all the cancer.
  • Treatment is non-invasive and painless.
  • Treatment is provided in an outpatient setting – patients can schedule treatment early in the morning and have the rest of the day to work or play.
  • There is usually no impact on a patient's energy level and no recovery time.
  • Significantly lower chances of secondary cancers later in life.
  • Overall, there are fewer, if any, side effects compared to other treatment options.

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