Proton Therapy for Brain Tumors


Proton therapy offers you several benefits over traditional radiation therapy for brain tumors: Not only can it successfully eliminate brain tumors, sometimes without surgery, but it also helps preserve healthy tissue that enables cognitive function, such as memory. Because proton therapy is so precise, the tumor receives an effective dose of radiation, while radiation exposure is limited to surrounding tissue.

Benefits of proton therapy

Not only does proton therapy help protect surrounding, healthy brain tissue, it can also reduce treatment side effects and help maintain your quality of life and cognitive abilities during treatment. Studies have shown proton therapy to be safe and effective in treating many types of brain tumors, including recurrent tumors.

Brain tumors we treat with proton therapy:

  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Low-grade, high-grade and recurrent gliomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Pineal tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Tumors of the base of skull
  • Vascular malformations

Learn more about proton therapy

Request a consultation below to learn if proton therapy might benefit you. Our physicians will work with you and your care team to create your personalized treatment plan.

Many patients who have brain tumors will need to have a mask created to help them keep their head, neck and shoulders still and in the same position during each treatment. To learn about a special tradition MPTC has for masks, please click here.

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