Is Proton Therapy Right for Me?

 

Proton therapy is ideal for localized, solid tumors near critical organs in the body. It can treat a wide variety of cancers including but not limited to:

Base of the skull Liver
Brain Lung
Breast Lymphoma
Esophagus Pediatric cancers
Eyes Prostate
Gastrointestinal tract Sarcoma
Gynecologic Spinal cord
Head and neck  


Additionally, proton therapy is often used when treating recurring tumors in locations where conventional radiation has been used in the past. Along with its effectiveness for adult patients, proton therapy is also a non-invasive option for pediatric patients.

Choosing proton therapy

Proton therapy is one more tool in the toolbox for treating your cancer. We will work with you and your physician to help you decide if proton therapy is the best treatment solution for you.

Our University of Maryland radiation oncologists are experts in their field and take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means that every patient’s treatment recommendation is reviewed by a team of physicians who will recommend the best course of treatment that may include proton therapy and/or alternative treatments. At MPTC, each patient receives an individualized treatment plan. Often patients receive multiple treatment types such as chemotherapy or surgery with their proton therapy.

To learn if proton therapy is an option for your cancer treatment, schedule a consultation today by calling 410-369-5200 or we can contact you by filling out the form below.

What if proton therapy isn’t right for you?

Though it’s an excellent option for many people and types of cancer, not every patient can be a candidate for proton therapy. If our team determines proton therapy isn’t the best treatment option for you, we will connect you with other cancer services and resources within the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center or a local affiliate partner near you to provide you with seamless, comprehensive care.

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