Brain tumors are surrounded by delicate and vitally important normal tissues. Treating these tumors with conventional radiation therapy poses risks of neurological deficits, hormonal deficiencies and intellectual impairment.
Because proton therapy is so precise, brain tumors can be carefully targeted with higher doses of radiation, and they pose less risk of long-term injury to surrounding tissues. There are also fewer immediate side-effects to the brain, helping you maintain a better quality of life and cognitive function during treatment.
Some of the brain cancers we treat with proton therapy for brain tumors include
- Glioblastoma multiforme and high grade gliomas
- Low grade gliomas
- Pituitary and pineal tumors
- Tumors of the base of skull / chordomas
- Recurrent brain tumors