Highly Effective in a Critical Region

Tumors in the base-of-skull region, including chordomas and chondrosarcomas, are difficult to treat because they are often close to critical structures such as the brainstem, brain, cranial nerves, and optic nerves. The location of these tumors often makes surgical removal difficult and limits the dose of radiation that can be delivered with standard X-ray radiation treatments. Proton therapy can be particularly appropriate for these tumors because it minimizes radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.2-5

Proton therapy is often able to deliver a high dose of radiation precisely to the tumor without affecting tissues of the brain and spinal cord.2 The more radiation delivered to the tumor the greater the chance of completely destroying it.1

Request more information, or call 1.877.887.5807 to learn if you can benefit from proton therapy.

Spot scanning
Image adapted from "Spot-scanning proton radiation therapy."5.