Proton Therapy: Is it Right for You?
Proton therapy is often recommended for patients with tumors near critical organs or whose cancers have recurred. Patients who have reached the limit for standard X-ray radiation may also be good candidates for proton therapy. Proton therapy is not appropriate for all cancers or all tumors, and only a healthcare provider can help you determine if it may be right for you.
Proton therapy is often the preferred option for treating solid tumors in children because the precision of protons reduces radiation of normal tissues, helps prevent serious complications and lessens the chance of secondary tumors.2-3 Proton therapy research is ongoing and has shown promising results in the treatment of many tumors.
Learn more about who can benefit from proton therapy.