Head, Neck & Orofacial Tumours

Comparison showing the area of the body affected by radiation using Conventional Radiotherapy (First Image) and Pencil Beam Proton Therapy (second image)

When diagnosed with a tumour of the head or neck, radiotherapy is often recommended (post-operatively, or as a stand-alone option).

But proton therapy gives new hope for patients.

What proton therapy can be used for

Head and neck tumours including:

  • Paranasal sinus cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Cancer of the Nasopharynx
  • Tonsil Cancer

It offers a very real possibility of providing a high quality of life for patients.

Proton therapy offers minimal damage to healthy tissue, making it possible to destroy the cancer and be side-effect free.

Proton therapy preserves:

  • Vision
  • Brain & spinal cord
  • Salivary glands
  • Speech & swallowing functions

 Benefits of proton therapy:

  • Higher chance of curing head and neck tumours
  • Successful without damaging sensitive structures
  • Reduced treatment times
  • Reduced risk of common problems such as swallowing and digestion issues

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