Proton Therapy THE NEW DAWN OF CANCER CARE IS HERE
Proton therapy is an advanced form of external radiation therapy that uses high-energy proton beams to target and attack tumours. These high-precision beams irradiate the tumour, and destroy it by attacking the DNA of the cancer cells.
Proton therapy is one of the most advanced forms of radiation therapy in the world. It delivers a level of precision that is unmatched by any other form of treatment. While conventional X-Rays are effective in penetrating the body, they deliver most of their dose before reaching the tumour. The resultant damage to surrounding healthy tissue is large and long-lasting. This has a great impact on the quality of life post-treatment.
Protons, on the other hand, deposit most of their energy at a precise focal point. The point where the delivery particles peak inside the body can be accurately set to cause maximum damage to the cancer cells and minimum tissue damage. This phenomenon, known as Braggs Peak, makes proton therapy one of the most powerful and effective radiation treatment ever.
HOW DOES PROTON TECHNOLOGY WORK ?
How is Proton Therapy better? Operating at the leading edge of the wedge
- Targeted delivery - Proton therapy allows the Radiation Oncologist to modulate energy and fix the peak dose of radiation exactly where it is required.
- Better outcomes - Pencil beam scanning paints the entire tumour with high powered radiation, which decreases the chances of secondary cancers by almost 50%.
- Minimum side effects - Proton’s inherent accuracy delivers precise radiation with no exit doses. This minimizes side effects, and dramatically augments the quality of life post-treatment.