Posted 6/13/2016 by UHBlog
University Hospitals will open Ohio’s first proton therapy center in July, providing convenient access for patients and families at the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center.
Proton therapy is an advanced treatment that delivers the maximum cancer-destroying capabilities of radiation to the tumor while limiting damage to uninvolved, normal tissue. This makes it an ideal treatment option for certain cancers in children, teens and young adults, whose developing bodies are especially prone to long-term complications, such as radiation-induced secondary cancers, developmental delays and growth abnormalities.
Find more details online. To learn more about the UH Proton Therapy Center, visit UHhospitals.org/Proton.