Proton Therapy for Brain Cancer Treatment
With such a broad spectrum of tumor types that occur in the brain & spine, there can be several appropriate treatment options. Depending on the specific classification and aggressiveness of the tumor, these can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of modalities.
Radiation therapy is used to destroy cancer cells and prevent their regrowth. With brain cancer treatment, it is especially important to treat the tumor and kill the cancer cells while protecting the healthy surrounding tissue. The precision of proton therapy makes it an excellent tool physicians can use to achieve that balance.