Proton Therapy for Spine and Brain Cancer Treatment
With this variety in tumor type comes a broad spectrum of appropriate brain and spine tumor treatments that can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination depending on the specific classification and aggressiveness of the tumor.
Radiation therapy is used to destroy cancer cells and prevent their regrowth. When treating brain or spine tumors, it is especially important to treat the tumor and kill the cancer cells while protecting the healthy surrounding tissue. Proton therapy can be an excellent tool that physicians use to achieve this balance.