Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Proton therapy (or proton beam therapy) is one of the most advanced forms of radiation therapy in the world, making it an ideal prostate cancer treatment. This is why we use proton therapy for prostate cancer patients in Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn.
With protons, a high dose of radiation can be delivered directly to the tumor, while avoiding unnecessary radiation to nearby healthy tissue and vital organs. This decreases the risk of damage to the rectum and bladder.
Studies have shown that using proton therapy for prostate cancer results in excellent rates of cancer control and very low rates of serious complications in the bowel or bladder, as compared with other forms of treatment.7
Ideal treatment option for prostate cancer
Avoid unnecessary radiation to nearby organs
Decrease risk of long-term side effects
Increase overall survival rate1