Is Proton Therapy Right For You?

Is Proton Therapy Right For You?

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.

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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