Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy (also known as Proton Beam Radiation Therapy) is a type of Radiotherapy that uses streams of protons (tiny particles with a positive charge) to kill tumour CELLS and minimise the damage to nearby TISSUES or PERSON ORGANS.

Description

Proton Therapy  is a CLINICAL INTERVENTION.

Proton Therapy (also known as Proton Beam Radiation Therapy) is a type of  Radiotherapy that uses streams of protons (tiny particles with a positive charge) to kill tumour CELLS and minimise the damage to nearby TISSUES  or PERSON ORGANS. Therefore, Proton Therapy  is used often in the paediatric and teenage cancer group of PATIENTS.

Proton Therapy is used to treat hard to reach Tumours in the head and neck and in other PERSON ORGANS such as the brain, eye, lung, spine and prostate.

For further information on Proton Therapy, see the National Cancer Institute website.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as Proton Beam Radiation Therapy

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