The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: January 3, 2013
Learning about proton therapy is sometimes easier when you're hearing from people who went through it. We know that proton therapy is one of the most precise, least invasive treatments available, and that it may have fewer side effects than conventional radiation but every patient, every tumor, and every diagnosis is unique. Watch the videos below to hear about each patient's experience with proton therapy, how they chose that particular treatment, the side effects they experienced and their lives before and after proton therapy.
Martha, who had a brain tumor treated with proton therapy, talks about her treatment experience, side effects, and her life before and after cancer.
A group of patients who received proton therapy for prostate cancer talk about their treatment experience, side effects, and their lives before and after cancer.
Rob, who received proton therapy for pancreatic cancer, talks about his treatment experience, side effects, and his life before and after proton therapy.
Apr 18, 2012 - For patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, treatment with intensity-modulated radiation therapy is associated with fewer complications than proton therapy or conformal radiation therapy, according to a study published in the April 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on comparative effectiveness research.
Apr 18, 2012