Our video library covers a wide range of topics, providing a quick, informative look at Texas Center for Proton Therapy, its leading-edge technology, and proton beam treatment.
Andrew Lee, M.D., MPH, medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy, overviews how proton therapy works and why it is an ideal treatment option for multiple types of cancers, including prostate cancer.
World Cancer Day aims to raise worldwide awareness and improve education around preventable cancer deaths while seeking to reduce the global impact of cancer. Texas Center for Proton Therapy is committed to reducing cancer-related deaths in North Texas and beyond by offering a specialized treatment. Proton therapy is a precise form of radiation treatment for a variety of cancers. The treatment’s accuracy works to eliminate cancerous cells while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue near the tumor. As a result, patients get the benefit of extremely precise tumor targeting with a lower risk for potential side effects.
Five years ago, we opened with a purpose: to provide more hope to cancer patients. Over the years, survivors, staff, and caregivers signed the HOPE wall at Texas Center for Proton Therapy with words of encouragement. We’re adding new messages of hope to celebrate five years – and many more survivors to come.
After serving in Vietnam, the Horton brothers found themselves both facing a prostate cancer diagnosis, but several years apart. The two men both chose proton therapy as their treatment option, but in different states. John overviews his experience at Texas Center for Proton Therapy.
Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director at Texas Center for Proton Therapy, answers commonly asked questions about prostate cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Andrew Lee, M.D., MPH, medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy, discusses the steps he and his staff are taking to protect cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dr. Lee, telemedicine has allowed vulnerable cancer patients to receive routine care without having to come into the clinic.
Dr. Andrew Lee and his former patient, Dr. Mark Vaccaro, a radiologist, talk about the benefits of proton therapy for prostate cancer and how Dr. Vaccaro came to the conclusion that proton therapy was the right treatment option for his diagnosis.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Dr. Sturgeon overviews risk factors for breast cancer and why proton therapy is a good treatment option not only for someone newly diagnosed with breast cancer, but also for patients who have recurrent disease or even existing heart or lung issues.
Five-year-old brain cancer patient, Georgia Crim, celebrated her final proton therapy session, surrounded by members of her family and care team. Victor S. Mangona, M.D., radiation oncologist at Texas Center for Proton Therapy, said Georgia has done very well throughout treatment and is the youngest patient at Texas Center for Proton Therapy who has not required anesthesia during treatment.
Dr. J.E. Mendez, former patient at Texas Center for Proton Therapy, speaks about his prostate cancer diagnosis and his decision to choose proton therapy as his treatment option.