The benefits of proton therapy
At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, we know that a diagnosis of cancer can cause anxiety and worry for the person facing the disease as well as family and friends. Our team is here to offer support, hope and help as you research your treatment options and connect with others.
MD Anderson remains a leader in the world of proton therapy. Our team continues to expand ways to use proton therapy to benefit patients. We treat many types of cancer with highly-focused radiation targeting cancerous tissue while sparing healthy tissue. As rapid technology chances in radiotherapy, the goal remains to reduce unnecessary radiation to healthy parts of the body.
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Connect With Others
No one has to face cancer alone. myCancerConnection is a cancer support community that offers free, one-on-one support. Support is open to patients, caregivers and survivors regardless of where they receive treatment.
Go to Ask a Question > New Medical Question > send message to myCancerConnection
Using the MyChart mobile app:
Go to Message > Send a Message > send message to myCancerConnection
Don't have MyChart?
Request a match by calling 1-800-345-6324.
Learn more from myCancerConnection
Call us toll-free at 1-877-384-0563 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Online Support Groups
Looking to connect with other patients? We offer daily virtual patient and caregiver support groups.
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Keeping Our Patients Safe From COVID-19
Learn about MD Anderson's response to the 2019 novel Coronavirus and how it affects our patients, visitors and employees.
Patients and caregivers with questions or concerns should contact your care team via MyChart message or phone call. Outside of business hours, please call: 1-877-632-6789.
Read more Coronavirus news and information from MD Anderson.
Traveling to Houston
Visit MD Anderson's Patient Travel Services for more information on MD Anderson airline, lodging and ground transportation discounts and rates.
Patients from outside the United States can get help arranging their travel from MD Anderson's International Center.
For long-term housing needs with special MDA rates, please see the resources below.
- Joe's House - nationwide online lodging resource for cancer patients and their families.
- Joe's House Hotel List
- Joe's House Apartment List
Contact Patient Travel Services: 713-745-2300 or toll-free 1-888-848-9992
Integrative Medicine Services
This MD Anderson program offers complementary therapies that may be used in concert with mainstream care to manage symptoms, relieve stress and enhance quality of life.
For those who want to learn more about complementary and integrative medicine, we publish a regular newsletter and offer an online audio and video library. The library includes introductions and talks about different therapies as well as, meditation sessions, music therapy sessions and practices.
Learn more about clinical services available in the Integrative Medicine Center
Patients and their family members can often find a cancer diagnosis to be a difficult and stressful time. The Department of Social work has licensed clinical social workers to help patients, their families, and friends cope with their diagnosis and assist them with the psychological or social barriers to their treatment.
Call 713-792-6195 to be connected to your assigned Social Work Counselor.
Services and Amenities
As a patient or supportive loved one, you’ll find that MD Anderson has a range of services available to make your time with us more comfortable and convenient.
Parking and Directions
The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center is conveniently located just south of the Texas Medical Center at:
1840 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, Texas 77054
Patients and their families can easily access the Proton Therapy Center. Parking is convenient, easy and free.
Other MD Anderson Support Groups
The general patient support and caregiver support groups will be offered daily with different facilitators. Patients and caregivers are asked to RSVP ahead of time and include their name, MRN and group preference for attendance.
View and register for one of our daily WebEx support groups to connect with others.
Insurance, Billing and Financial Support
MD Anderson's Patient Business Services teams and Financial Clearance Center work behind the scenes to help you understand the insurance and billing process so you can focus on your cancer treatment. Representatives are available 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Contact the Proton Therapy Center: 1-866-632-4782 or email at: email@example.com
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The team at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center has treated more than 800 children since it opened in 2006. Our dedicated team of experts understands that children are not just “little adults.” They require experts specifically trained in dealing with the unique emotional and medical needs of children.
That’s why at the Proton Therapy Center, we have a dedicated child life specialist on site to help patients and their families cope with cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Learn more about MD Anderson's child life specialists
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about proton therapy.
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