For tumors occurring in or near the spine, conventional radiation carries risk. It can release excess radiation into the nerves and tissue that control your ability to move and feel.
With its pinpoint precision, proton therapy can release an optimal radiation dose into the spinal tumor while minimizing damage to vital, healthy cells, potentially preventing long-term side effects from treatment and offering higher chances of controlling the tumor.
Spinal tumors we treat with proton radiation therapy include
- Desmoid tumors
- Recurrent spine tumors