The nature of bone and soft tissue sarcomas makes them ideal candidates for proton therapy.
Sarcoma tumours need high dose radiation, but they are located near sensitive tissues so it’s important to that the radiation is as precise as possible.
By eliminating the “exit dose” of radiation that passes into the body, most of the proton radiation is released only at the site of the sarcoma. This means higher doses of radiation can be used with minimal damage to other healthy tissues.
What can Proton Therapy be used for?
- Soft tissue sarcoma– especially inoperable & retroperitoneal tumours
- Sarcoma in children
- Sarcoma in difficult sites, such as the base of skull and spine.