Proton therapy is effective in treating types of gynecologic cancers, including cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer.
Proton Therapy for Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the cervix or the lower part of a woman’s uterus. Cervical cancer is primarily caused by HPV (human papillomavirus) infections.
Proton Therapy for Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer develops in the ovary and falls into one of four categories: epithelial, stromal, germ cell, and small cell.
Proton Therapy for Uterine Cancer
Uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, is a disease that forms in the endometrium, which is the tissue lining the uterus. Type 1 endometrial carcinomas are associated with obesity and excess estrogen; they tend to present at an early stage and have a better prognosis. Type 2 endometrial carcinomas are not due to estrogen stimulation and are more likely to be higher grade with a poorer prognosis.