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.

Benefits of Proton Therapy

  • High-energy, precisely-targeted proton beams can deliver high doses of radiation to destroy cancerous cells, reducing recurrence rates for many cancer cases.
  • Proton therapy is non-invasive and may reduce side effects.
  • Patients treated with proton therapy may have increased tolerance for chemotherapy.
  • Patients can maintain their current quality of life during and after treatment.
  • It is sometimes used effectively to treat areas that have already been treated with radiation.

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

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second-deadliest cancer among American women. Other than adopting a healthier lifestyle, early detection with regular mammograms remains the single most effective way for combating the disease. Learn More

Childhood Cancer

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

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Proton therapy is effective in treating many types of upper gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal, esophageal, liver, pancreatic and stomach cancer. 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

Lymphomas

Proton therapy is effective in treating Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas. Learn More

Proton Therapy for Brain Cancer

In many cases, treating brain tumors requires extremely precise technology. Proton therapy can be used to treat certain brain tumors by delivering high doses of radiation to tumors with accuracy. Learn More

Proton Therapy for 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 for Prostate Cancer

Proton therapy is a precise treatment for prostate cancer that delivers high doses of radiation directly to tumors. The treatment’s accuracy works to eliminate cancerous cells while minimizing exposure to non-targeted, healthy tissue near the prostate. As a result, men get the benefit of extremely precise tumor targeting with a lower risk for potential side effects. 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

Sarcoma

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

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