Treating With Proton Therapy

In treating tumors near the spine with radiation, it is particularly important to limit the amount of radiation to the surrounding healthy tissue in order to avoid serious, lasting side effects. Proton therapy is able to precisely deliver the radiation dose to the tumor while keeping the dose to nearby critical structures at tolerable levels, limiting unwanted damage. This means that more energy goes into destroying the tumor and less radiation is delivered to surrounding healthy tissue.1

In treating tumors near the spine, proton therapy reduces radiation exposure to the lungs, limiting breathing difficulties and other side effects that commonly result from X-ray therapy.

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