Proton Therapy

Proton beam therapy is an advanced type of radiation therapy aimed at destroying cancerous cells using protons. The treatment offers sub-millimeter precision that delivers high-energy proton beams directly to tumors, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

Proton therapy is non-invasive, may reduce side effects, and can lead to a lower recurrence rate for many patients. Patients treated with proton therapy may have increased tolerance for chemotherapy. Proton therapy can be a good option for women with breast cancer in the left breast because of its precision and ability to minimize damage to surrounding organs, such as the heart.

Texas Breast Specialists works with the physicians at Texas Center for Proton Therapy, which offers latest-generation proton technology and a patient-centered approach to care. Both are a part of Texas Oncology.