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Many patients require fewer treatments, with greater precision to kill cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue.
Proton therapy is among the remarkable advances in the treatment of breast cancer, especially for those with tumors in the left breast. Proton therapy is a type of highly focused radiation treatment that can help avoid or lessen damage to the heart.
A young mother of two, Ashley was diagnosed with a brain tumor that incapacitated her. After receiving a combination of proton therapy, surgery and chemotherapy, Ashley's life has returned to normal.
Recent advances in medicine are increasing the treatment options available to patients with certain types of cancer -- options that not long ago would have been considered more science fiction than fact.
Jane Finley, 14, of Bay Village, had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and was referred to UH from the Cleveland Clinic to have proton therapy, a highly targeted radiation treatment that spares nearby healthy tissues. She's now in remission.