If you were recently diagnosed with cancer, and want to talk to your doctor about proton therapy, use this guide to help start the discussion.
Protons can be controlled with greater precision than X-rays. This means that more energy goes into destroying the tumor and less radiation is delivered to surrounding healthy tissue .1 For this reason, proton therapy is particularly good for treating tumors near healthy organs, including gastrointestinal and lung tumors and tumors of the head, neck, and spine .1-10
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