Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, every year more than 335,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. As part of an innovative cancer care network, the team at Northwestern Medicine Proton Center can help you understand your diagnosis and the advantages of proton therapy.
Proton therapy represents the latest advancements in cancer treatment, conforming to the shape of the tumor and reducing radiation damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs.
The unique physical properties of proton therapy allow protons to release maximum radiation dose right at the point of the tumor, minimizing exposure to the heart, lung and other breast. This may lower the risk of side effects in the future.
The Northwestern Medicine Proton Center is one of the few proton therapy centers throughout the Midwest and the only one in Illinois. Our team is dedicated to explaining all of your treatment options for breast cancer and facilitating a conversation with you and your physician or oncologist to determine the best course of treatment for you.
To learn if you can benefit from proton therapy, call 1.877.887.5807 or fill out our online form.