How does proton therapy work in relation to other mainstream radiation therapy and chemotherapy?
Is proton therapy better for prostate cancer?
A recent study suggests that proton therapy for prostate cancer has better results than traditional radiation. Patients had 5-year freedom from progression of disease rates of 99%, 99%, and 76% for low, medium, and high risk prostate cancer respectively. These rates are substantially better than what other studies have shown for traditional radiation, commonly referred to as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). Patients also reported lower incidence of bladder and bowel toxicity which is a key benefit of proton therapy. Read the full study here.
What are the side effects from proton therapy?
What kinds of tumors are best treated by proton therapy?
How would I know if proton therapy is the appropriate treatment option for me or a loved one?
Can proton therapy be used in conjunction with other forms of cancer treatment?
Why hasn’t my doctor mentioned proton therapy as a cancer treatment option?
How long does proton therapy take? How soon will I know if the treatment is successful?
Does proton therapy cost more than conventional forms of cancer treatment? Is it covered by most insurance plans?