Proton Therapy for Your Child
Finding out your child has cancer can be heartbreaking. We are here to give your child every opportunity to live a healthy, normal life. While this time can be extremely emotional, it’s important to stay informed about your treatment options. The good news is that advances in treatment methods and technology have significantly improved outcomes both for cure and long-term quality of life. Proton therapy, in particular, is associated with minimal long-term side effects as a result of the precision and how the radiation conforms to the shape of the tumor.
The Northwestern Medicine Proton Center works in affiliation with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, one of the top ranked cancer treatment centers in the nation for treating pediatric cancer, to provide the best treatment options for our mutual pediatric patients.
We offer the following for pediatric patients through our cancer treatment centers and affiliations:
- Hematology oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Surgical oncology
- Pediatric anesthesia / critical care
- Specialized nurses
- Dedicated child life specialist
- Social work
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
The 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 child’s treatment options and facilitating a conversation with his or her physician or oncologist to determine the best course of treatment.
To learn if you can benefit from proton therapy, call 1.877.887.5807 or fill out our online form.