Sarcomas can occur in parts of the body—head, neck, pelvis and spine, for example—that can’t safely receive conventional radiation in a high enough dose to be effective.
Proton therapy, on the other hand, can direct a high dose of radiation to the tumor with minimal impact on healthy surrounding organs and tissues. This is especially helpful in treating pediatric cancer, as well as recurrences.
Sarcomas we treat with proton radiation therapy include
- Epithelioid sarcoma
- Ewing’s sarcoma
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
- Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
- Pleomorphic sarcoma
- Synovial sarcoma
- Other sarcomas