Cancers We Treat with Proton Cancer Therapy
Advanced Radiation Therapy Can Treat Hard-to-Reach Tumors
Proton therapy is particularly beneficial when treating tumors surrounded by sensitive normal tissues, especially those in the pediatric and young adult patients, who face greater risks from radiation exposure because they are still developing and growing. Proton therapy may be an effective treatment option for:
- Brain and spine tumors
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Many pediatric cancers
- Prostate cancer
Proton therapy is also beneficial for patients with tumors near critical organs or structures, such as the brain and spinal cord. Patients who have already had conventional radiation treatment may also be candidates for proton therapy.
A consultation with a radiation oncologist is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for proton beam therapy. If it is determined you are not a candidate, keep in mind that many cancers can be treated effectively and safely with existing state-of-the art X-ray based technologies.
To contact the UH Proton Therapy Center, call 216-286-7768.