Proton therapy is an increasingly used treatment for breast cancer. It exposes the heart and lungs to significantly less radiation compared to conventional treatments, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, lung scarring and even secondary malignancies. Proton therapy is particularly beneficial when the cancer develops in the left breast, close to the heart, and in patients for whom the cancer has spread to adjacent lymph nodes.
Breast cancers we treat with proton radiation therapy include
- Early-stage and locally advanced breast cancers (up to stage 3)
- Ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS)
- Inflammatory breast cancer
- Triple-negative breast cancer
- Recurrent breast cancer