Cancer
Posted on: Oct 22
Views6612 Shares54
Tags: cancer, proton therapy, tumors, radiation therapy, video

Proton Therapy for Cancer

Proton therapy uses a fundamentally different type of radiation than conventional photon (X-ray) therapy. Peter Johnstone, MD—Radiation Oncologist at Indiana University Health—discusses how the treatment can target a precise area without passing all the way through the patient's body, so it is a better choice for children or adults whose tumors are close to surrounding structures (for example, those in the brain or spine).

Tags: cancer, proton therapy, tumors, radiation therapy, video
What do you think of this video?

Proton Therapy for Cancer

Proton therapy uses a fundamentally different type of radiation than conventional photon (X-ray) therapy. Peter Johnstone, MD—Radiation Oncologist at Indiana University Health—discusses how the treatment can target a precise area without passing all the way through the patient's body, so it is a better choice for children or adults whose tumors are close to surrounding structures (for example, those in the brain or spine).

What do you think of this video? print