Proton therapy is an advanced radiation delivery system that precisely targets tumors, significantly reducing damage to healthy tissues and organs. It is an extremely effective treatment option for specific cancer types.
Protons are larger, heavier energy particles that move quickly through healthy tissue, depositing the bulk of radiation they carry at the tumor site. This maximum energy deposit is known as the Bragg Peak. Since virtually all of a proton’s energy is focused at the tumor site, almost no radiation travels beyond the Bragg Peak, which reduces damage to adjacent tissues and organs.
Protons are most successful in treating localized cancers that have not spread to other areas. When used in the treatment of specific tumors, proton therapy may result in fewer side effects and better quality throughout treatment.
Conventional Radiation Therapy
Targeted Proton Therapy