Passes all the way through the body, affecting neighboring tissues/organs.
Targets the tumor and stops.
This allows effective treatment of cancers in or near critical organs, reduces side effects for patients, and is especially important for treating children with cancer.
Delivers radiation directly into the tumor, leaving surrounding tissue intact.
Intensity Modulated Pencil Beam Scanning, the most advanced proton beam therapy, conforms to the shape of the tumor. It scans across the tumor, essentially painting it with radiation.
Proton beam renders the cancer cells unable to reproduce.
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