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SEATTLE CANCER CARE ALLIANCE PROTON THERAPY CENTER Most precise form of radiation As of mid-2008, nearly 20,000 patients treatment available today. Destroys treated in U.S. First hospital-based PROTON THERAPY primary tumor site, leaves surrounding proton center opened in 1990 at Loma healthy tissue and organs intact and Linda University Medical Center. unharmed. Operating proton centers can treat 150-200 patients daily. PRECISE EFFECTIVE FACT SHEET GOOD RESULTS FLEXIBLE Protons can be used in conjunction with other cancer treatment modalities Treatment time can take from one day for certain conditions or up to eight such as chemotherapy. weeks (prostate cancer) depending on tumor sites. Avoids the usual side effects of standard x-ray radiation. Minimum to no side effects with protons. Highly effective Highly preferred radiation treatment treatment for wide range of localized tumors in head and modality option for pediatric cases because neck area, lung, prostate, bladder, spinal cord, gastro children are susceptible to injury from standard malignancies, and ocular tumors, among others. Working on treating breast cancer with small protocols utilizing a new scanning technique. Women with breast cancer can x-ray radiation as their tissues and organs are growing rapidly. Children don't have to be subjected to needless exposure from avoid damage to lungs and surrounding breast tissue. damaging radiation. LESS SIDE EFFECTS PREFERRE D TREATMENT Advantages of Proton Therapy in comparison with currently used conventional radiotherapy: 4. Higher Recovery 5. Costs Less Money 1. Minimal 2. Lower 3. More Damage Risk Precise Minimal damage to healthy surrounding tissues and the possibility of treating A low risk of adverse Precise targeting of Cost savings resulting from the costs that would High probability of complete eradication (destruction) of tumor cells and a higher effects during and after termination of therapy tumors with maximum have arisen due to protection of healthy tissue during irradiation - significantly reduces the risk of developing secondary malignant subsequent medical and social care for untreatable tumors situated near with radiation - and faster important organs and recovery for patients having completed therapy. probability of long structures - with definite patients or patients suffering from significant adverse effects after conventional therapy. term survival. benefit in the treatment of paediatric tumors. tumors. O (877) 897-7628 (toll free) / +1 (206) 306-2800 (international) O [email protected]

Radiation Treatment

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