Your oncologist knows best
To know more about proton therapy treatments and indications, you first need to talk with your oncologist about your options. Oncology covers broad specialties and treatments, and each cancer and tumor call for a particular course of action.
We cannot advise on specific clinical conditions. However, for those wishing to learn more about indications and treatments, we compile and update useful scientific information and links to specialized institutions.
Below you will find some interesting and downloadable publications that could provide your physician with a better overview of the clinical benefits of proton therapy.
Get relevant information first hand
The next step is to contact one of the proton therapy centers to assess whether proton therapy is an appropriate course of treatment for your condition. To do so, you will need to provide an electronic copy of your medical file: your latest medical report, your oncology assessment, as well as CT or MRI scans.
Please also note that healthcare is governed by different local legal frameworks that influence the prescription and reimbursement of health treatments, including in the field of oncology. Patients in EU countries can take advantage of the S2 form and get cross-border treatment. To know more, contact the nearest proton therapy center.
Discover what patients have to say
Patients and family members are the best advocates for fair and timely proton therapy access. Testimonials are good indicators of the level of care you will get in our IBA centers.
Get support throughout your treatment
Numerous associations help patients navigate the practical aspects of cancer treatment, advising and providing them with practical and moral support.
Below is a short list of associations that can provide further information and help you access proton therapy:
Alliance for protontherapy
Compass to Care
They provide support to patients for travel and housing expenses.
Contact Michelle Ernsdorff
The National Association for Proton Therapy was founded in 1990 to educate and raise public awareness about the clinical benefits of proton therapy. It serves as a resource center for patients, physicians, academic medical centers, hospitals, cancer centers, etc. The NAPT’s supporting members include 40 of the nation’s leading cancer centers, a number of whom are National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers and NCCN members.
Proton therapy can be used for many forms of cancer
Proton therapy is used today to treat many cancers and is particularly appropriate in situations where treatment options are limited or present unacceptable risks to you, as a patient.
Discover the different types of cancers for which proton therapy can be a valid treatment option:
Why proton therapy?
Is proton therapy the right course of action for you?
Frequently Asked Questions
First, you need to talk to your oncologist. Then don't hesitate to contact one of our centers. Moreover, extensive information is available on our website. Furthermore, several organisations specialize in providing cancer patients with information and support.
On this page, you will find links to patients and families' testimonials. Read through them to know more about what PT treatment looks like and how patients and families are experiencing it first-hand.
Numerous cancer associations specialize in providing patients and families with information and support on proton therapy treatments. On this page, we provide you with contact information for some of those associations.