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The Promise of Proton Therapy

Treatment for Cancer with a Low Risk of Serious Side Effects.

Since opening its doors, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute has offered thousands of patients a promising alternative to traditional radiation. A lower risk of side effects, more precise treatment capabilities, and a remarkable success rate make proton therapy an option for patients diagnosed with:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Soft tissue cancer
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Breast Cancer

 

What Makes Proton Therapy Different?

Protons can be directed to reach only the areas of the body that are affected by cancer. This leads to more accurate therapy, with less risk that healthy tissue will be exposed to radiation - and this can reduce the risk of complications and side effects.

Fewer treatment complications mean that physicians can deliver higher doses of proton radiation to cancer sites, and an increased dose of proton radiation can improve the chances for a successful outcome.

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