Information About Proton Therapy for Patients and their Families

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer and your doctor recommends proton therapy as a treatment option, you probably have a lot of questions about this form of radiation therapy – how it is different from traditional radiation, what are the benefits, what are the potential side effects, and much more. To help answer your questions and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about your care, University Hospitals provides the following resources about proton therapy:

  • What to expect: learn about what you can expect when undergoing proton therapy to treat your cancer – before, during and after treatment.
  • Frequently asked questions: Get answers to some of the questions our proton therapy specialists most commonly get from patients.
  • Patient stories: Learn about some of the inspiring stories of patients who underwent proton therapy at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.