April 9, 2011
MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center has an extensive team of cancer experts – including radiation oncologists, nurses, radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists, physicists and other cancer professionals – all dedicated to helping patients fight cancer. Because the center is part of MD Anderson, patients get the benefit of cancer research in addition to our team’s extensive expertise in treating patients with proton therapy. This depth and breadth of experience in both treating cancer and treating cancer with proton therapy has allowed us to further develop ways to help patients who have cancer in different areas of the body.
For most disease sites, proton therapy treatments typically take about 15 to 30 minutes each day and are delivered five days a week for approximately four to seven weeks. The course of treatment and length of time per treatment each day varies based on each patient’s individual case. Most patients tolerate the treatments extremely well and are able to continue to work and exercise during their treatment course and immediately after treatment is complete.
The conditions we treat with proton therapy include: Conditions They Treat at the Anderson Proton Therapy Center
- Brain and Skull Base Cancers
- Esophageal Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pediatric Cancers
- Prostate Cancer
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