Proton therapy A better way to treat cancer

Proton therapy
A better way to treat cancer

Why proton therapy?

Proton therapy is considered the most advanced form of radiation therapy that uses high-energy proton beam to irradiate tumors.

For its benefits, proton therapy is used today to treat many cancers and is particularly appropriate in situations where treatment options are limited and conventional radiotherapy using photon beam presents unacceptable risks to patients. These situations include eye and brain cancers, head and neck cancers, prostate, liver, lung, breast, and pediatric cancers, as well as other tumors in close proximity to one or more critical structures.

The advantages of proton therapy

  • Little to no radiation behind the tumor
  • Lower integral dose per treatment
  • Potential to lower the risk of side effects
  • May improve the quality of life during and after treatment
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Reduces risks of secondary cancers

Proton therapy can reduce the radiation dose to organs at risk and decrease both short and long-term side effects.

20% of radiation therapy patients could benefit from proton therapy

Proton therapy is the growing treatment of choice, especially when other treatment options are limited and present unacceptable risks to the patient.

A growing treatment option

Experts predict the number of patients treated per year with proton therapy will increase from 16.200 in 2015 to 300.000 in 2030.

(Source: MEDRays Intell Proton Therapy World Market Report 2015)