Proton Therapy Targets Tumors with Precision

Proton therapy is an effective form of radiation therapy for many types of tumors. It destroys cancer cells by preventing them from dividing and growing, just like standard radiation.

The difference between proton therapy and standard radiation is that while protons deposit much of their energy, or dose, directly in the tumor and then stop, conventional radiation continues to deposit the dose beyond the tumor. The unique behavior of protons allows tumors to receive more targeted doses, which can be more effective, while reducing damage to the healthy tissues that surround the tumor.1,2

Read more about the benefits of proton therapy.

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What is Proton Therapy

Types of Tumors Treated with Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is effective in treating many types of cancers as well as non-cancerous tumors. Tumors commonly treated with protons include:

Additional tumors may also be treated with proton therapy. Talk to your doctor* to determine the best treatment option for you.

Patient Stories

Proton therapy has changed the lives of many adults and children around the world. Hear stories first-hand from the patients that have completed treatment at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center.

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Patient Stories