Conventional radiation treatment has serious quality-of-life implications—particularly relating to urinary, bowel and erectile function—for men with prostate cancer.
Proton therapy delivers less radiation to organs surrounding the tumor, minimizing the likelihood of these problems. Men with high-risk cancer potentially stand to benefit the most, since proton therapy can treat lymph nodes with fewer side effects. It also reduces the odds of secondary cancer in the treated areas.
Proton therapy is also highly effective in treating a cancer recurrence in patients who previously received radiation or a prostatectomy.
Prostate cancers we treat
- Localized prostate cancer (low, intermediate, and high risk)
- Other prostate cancers