Precise targeting unique to charged particles
Fewer acute and chronic side effects
Increased dosage possible
Reduced normal tissue damage
Decreased risk of radiation-induced tumors (important to pediatric oncology)
Light ions therapy is the most precise form of radiation treatment available. Light ions radiate primarily the tumor site, leaving surrounding healthy tissue and organs intact and unharmed.
Non-invasive and painless. Particle therapy allows maintaining quality of life thanks to minimal side effects.
Highly effective treatment for tumors in the head, brain, neck, lung, and prostate.
Proton therapy is often used in conjunction with other cancer treatment modalities.
Proton is the radiation therapy of choice for pediatric cancers.
For more information please see American Childhood cancer organization
Proton Therapy Is Used to Treat Many Cancers:
Uveal Melanoma (eye)
Skull-base Sarcomas (head)
Paranasal Sinus Carcinoma (sinus/nasal)
Paraspinal Tumors (spinal)
AVM, Arteriovenous malformations (brain)
Metastases - selected
Gliomas - selected, boosts (brain)