Proton therapy for reirradiation
When any part of the body is radiated a second time, the risk of short- and long-term side effects associated to radiation toxicity increases. Contrary to conventional X-ray therapy, protons have the ability to aim a higher dose of radiation directly inside the tumor and to spare surrounding healthy tissue, which means they can be used for reirradiation of almost any disease site. As patients with disease recurrence have previously received radiation, they are good candidates for the precision targeting of proton therapy, which limits healthy tissue exposure and potentially leads to better outcomes.
What they say about it
Jennifer Ho, MD
of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
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Frequently asked questions
In this website, we provide you with extensive litterature and documents about PT research and indications. In particular, we've compiled a series of in-depth white papers exploring the various types of cancers for which proton therapy could be a viable first-choice option.
Protong therapy is indicated in an increasing number of types of tumors. To know more about proton therapy therapy's efficiency and indications, consult our pages on how to start a treatment and the different types of cancers in which oncologist choose proton therapy as a first-choice treatment.
Proton Therapy is indicated in an increasing number of types of tumors. As it minimizes...