Your initial consultation is the first step in your proton therapy journey. During your visit, you’ll meet with a radiation oncologist to review your diagnosis and discuss if proton therapy is the right treatment for you. We look forward to meeting with you.
To schedule your appointment
Please call us directly or have your physician contact us at 410-369-5200.
We will then work with your physician to gather information such as your medical records (e.g., clinical reports and biopsies) and insurance information. We’ll ask you to come into the center within two days of our receipt of your paperwork.
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Your consultation is an introduction to the world of proton therapy and MPTC’s resources and facilities. You’ll learn about how proton therapy works, our approach to treatment and the treatment process. However, the primary goal of the consultation will be to determine if proton therapy is a good option for you. You can get ready for it by downloading our patient guide here.
Consultations are most effective when you are comfortable and well prepared for your visit, so we highly recommend you create a list of questions for the oncologist before your meeting. Our oncologists are leading experts in their field and will do everything they can to provide you with the answers so you are confident in your treatment plan.
We strongly encourage you to bring a loved one with you to the consultation.
After the consultation
We will send a summary of your visit and an initial recommendation to you and your physician within 24 hours of the visit.
If proton therapy is the recommended treatment, we will contact your insurance on your behalf for approval and work with you to schedule the pre-treatment scans needed to build your personalized treatment plan.
If proton therapy is not recommended, we will be happy to recommend alternatives within the University of Maryland or within your physician’s group.