Proton Therapy Provides Real Value through Improved Outcomes and Quality of Life

Publication: The US Oncology Network

May 30, 2019

Proton therapy is an advanced radiation therapy that uses protons to treat cancer rather than x-rays. Protons deliver the majority of their energy directly into the tumor and stop, minimizing exposure to adjacent healthy tissue. X-rays used in standard radiotherapy continue through the tumor, exposing patients to unnecessary radiation that can result in both short-and long-term side effects and secondary tumors.

Read the full article at The US Oncology Network.