Proton Therapy FAQs

Do you have questions about how proton therapy works, and if its right for you?

Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us.

What is proton therapy?

Proton therapy is similar to conventional radiation therapy but due to its precise beam accuracy, reduces the risk and impact of side effects and the likelihood of cancer recurrence. It has become the gold standard for delivering radiation to tumors while minimizing damage to healthy tissues.

What makes proton different from conventional radiation?

Unlike conventional photons and x-rays, protons deposit their maximum energy into a tumor, then stop, preserving healthy tissue. The use of proton therapy reduces the amount of collateral tissue damage, side effects, and secondary tumors.

What makes proton different from conventional radiation?

Unlike conventional photons and x-rays, protons deposit their maximum energy into a tumor, then stop, preserving healthy tissue. The use of proton therapy reduces the amount of collateral tissue damage, side effects, and secondary tumors.

Why should I choose Provision CARES Proton Therapy?

Provision CARES Proton Therapy is a part of the Provision CARES Cancer Network, building cancer centers that provide comprehensive care featuring proton therapy. Each cancer center is designed with the patient experience in mind, and our world-class cancer network builds strong alliances with local partners to provide the community and region with exceptional care. Our proton therapy centers itself are equipped with the latest proton therapy equipment, providing pencil beam scanning in each treatment room. Our radiation oncology, physics, dosimetry, and therapy teams have decades of radiation oncology experience, as well as years of experience treating patients with proton therapy. Our team of Care and Financial Coordinators are available to answer your case-specific questions and to provide guidance on how to navigate the confusing insurance approval process. The Provision CARES team strives to provide each patient outstanding, personalized care.

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