Is Proton Therapy Right For You?

Who is a good candidate for proton therapy?

Every person’s cancer is unique. That is why, after your diagnosis, our specialists at McLaren provide you with all of the necessary information to help you decide if proton therapy is appropriate for your treatment. Standard cancer treatment options for patients include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. While all of these options may offer varying levels of benefit for a cancer patient, proton radiation therapy is often considered more effective against localized cancers.

Proton therapy most often treats solid tumors in sensitive areas where conventional therapy may not be considered as the best option. It is a particularly effective modality for treating pediatric cancer patients because it can minimize damage to their still-developing and more sensitive organs.

Benefits of Proton Therapy

Meet Nicole
Proton Patient Navigator

Have questions, not sure where to start, or want to find out if proton therapy is right for you? Our proton patient navigator will speak with you one-on-one. Call (855) 697-7686, or email protontherapy@mclaren.org.

Contact Us

4100 Beecher Road, Flint, MI 48532
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (855) 697-7686

Cancers Treated By Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is not appropriate for all cancers, but it is particularly applicable to treat certain cancers including:


  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Head, Neck, and Skull Base Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung and Thorax Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Spine and Chest Wall Cancer
  • Select Gynecological and Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Recurrent disease

McLaren Proton Therapy Patient Testimonials

William Johnson

Prostate Cancer Survivor
McLaren Proton Therapy Patient

Melissa Brown

Breast Cancer Survivor
McLaren Proton Therapy Patient

Bob Campbell

Prostate Cancer Survivor
McLaren Proton Therapy Patient

Dave Wood

Prostate Cancer Survivor
McLaren Proton Therapy Patient

Eugene Urcan

Prostate Cancer Survivor
McLaren Proton Therapy Patient

Carolyn Johnson

Thymoma Cancer Survivor
McLaren Proton Therapy Patient

Michael Zerka III

Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivor
McLaren Proton Therapy Patient