Physicians and scientists, including those at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center, work tirelessly on lung cancer treatments that improve outcomes while minimizing risks and side effects. Proton therapy is one method of treatment to come out of this research, especially for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Proton therapy uses precisely controlled protons so most of the radiation ends up directly in the tumor, reducing the risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissues. This is especially important when it comes to radiation treatment for lung cancer because the cancer may be close to critical organs.
As part of the Northwestern Medicine care network, the team at the Proton Center is dedicated to explaining all of your treatment options for lung 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.