Cancers Treated by Proton Therapy

Proton therapy can treat many different cancers. Many factors, such as overall health and stage of cancer, are taken into consideration. Your cancer is specific to you. Proton therapy may not be right for every case. For those cancers where it is effective, we will evaluate your specific clinical situation to find the best option.

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer usually occurs within the lining of the bladder, which stores the body’s urine, and can grow into the bladder wall. The exact causes of bladder cancer are unknown. Some of the symptoms for bladder cancer are quite similar to other non-cancer related illnesses. If detected early and treated, the overall five-year survival rate for bladder cancer is 77 percent, and 98 percent for noninvasive bladder cancer. Learn More

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer of men and women combined in the U.S. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases are discovered in people age 50 and over. Learn More

Hodgkin Lymphoma

There are two categories of lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Both are blood cancers of the immune system, specifically the lymphocyte cells, including those found in the lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow. Learn More

Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is due to the growth of abnormal (tumor) cells in the brain. Similar tumors occur in the spinal cord. Learn More

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is a disease that occurs in the esophagus – a long tube that runs from your throat to your stomach which carries food and liquids to the stomach for digestion. Learn More

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer within the cells of the immune system, specifically the lymphocyte cells (a type of white blood cell) in lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow. Learn More

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second-deadliest cancer among American women. Learn More

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer usually begins in the tissues or nodules of the liver, but can also occur within cells of the liver bile ducts. Learn More

Childhood Cancer

Childhood cancers are rare, accounting for less than 1 percent of all cancer diagnoses. Learn More

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer occurs when abnormal cells within the pancreas form a tumor. The disease forms in one of two different types of glands. Learn More

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Proton therapy is effective in treating many types of upper gastrointestinal cancers. Learn More

Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer (gastric cancer) forms in the tissues of the stomach. Cancerous cells can develop in any of the five layers of the stomach, from the innermost layer, the mucosa, to the outermost layer, the serosa. Learn More

Head and Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers occur when cancerous cells develop in the head and neck area, including the mouth, throat, and nasal cavity. Learn More

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer develops in the tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. It is responsible for the most cancer-related deaths in both men and women in Texas. Learn More


Proton therapy is effective in treating types of lymphoma. Learn More

Prostate Cancer

Most prostate cancer begins in the gland cells in the prostate. Known as a silent killer because men often do not have symptoms in early stages, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer other than skin cancer among men in the United States and a leading cause of cancer deaths among men. Learn More


Sarcomas are cancers of connective tissue. They are divided into groups based on if they arise in soft tissue or bone. Learn More

Recurrent Disease

Cancer recurrence happens when cancer returns after treatment and after a period when no cancer could be detected. The timeframe of recurrence can vary. Cancer may return where it previously occurred or in another part of the body. Learn More

Texas Center for Proton Therapy is ready to help you fight cancer with one of the nation’s most advanced cancer-fighting technologies.

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