The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center offers the most advanced radiation available to treat cancers of the prostate, lung, head and neck, liver, esophagus and brain, as well as for the treatment of lymphoma, pediatric cancers and other rare tumors.
We pioneered the innovative, extremely precise form of proton therapy known as pencil beam scanning, and our center is part of MD Anderson Cancer Center, which has been ranked one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1990.
What is proton therapy?
Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses a beam of protons to deliver radiation directly to the tumor, destroying cancer cells while sparing healthy tissues. Protons enter the body with a low radiation dose, stop at the tumor, match its shape and volume or depth, and deposit the bulk of their cancer-fighting energy right at the tumor.
Proton therapy helped me overcome squamous cell carcinoma twice
Prostate cancer survivor: How I found reassurance and expertise during proton therapy treatment
Undergoing proton therapy for olfactory neuroblastoma during the COVID-19 pandemic
Facing sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma during pregnancy
My proton therapy treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic
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