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What is Proton Therapy

proton tedavisinin yararları

Benefits of Proton Therapy

  • 31% increase in disease control at the base of the skull (chordomas) at 5 years 10

  • 50% less likely to have a secondary brain tumor after treatment 2.3

  • 55% reduction in mean dose to the hippocampi (memory function) in the treatment of meningioma 3

  • At risk of needing a feeding tube for oropharyngeal cancer27% reduction 4

  • Fewer side effects in the first 3 months after treatment, faster return to normal function in patients with oropharyngeal cancer 5

  • At risk of needing a feeding tube for nasopharyngeal cancer45% reduction 6

  • A sharp reduction in the negative effects on taste, nausea and painful mouth changes in the treatment of the salivary glands 7

  • Disease-free survival rate for nasal and paranasal sinus cancers at 5 years44% relative increase 8

3 - LUNG
  • In the incidence of severe (3rd degree) pain with swallowing (esophagitis)56% relative reduction 13

  • Overall survival for stage II and III lung cancer35% relative increase 14

  • For some cases, during treatmentup to 4 weeks reduction 15

  • Heart for left-sided breast cancer88% less radiation dose 9.10

  • At clinically significant radiation doses in the lung44% reduction 10

  • Cases of partial breast irradiation within 5 years​90% goodand leads to excellent cosmetic results 11th

  • Well tolerated – in locally advanced breast cancerLess than 4% serious side effects(grade 3) 10

  • Overall survival at 5 years in stages I-II of the disease10% increase 16

  • 5. in local cancer control at stage II-III per year10% increase 16

  • Distance metastasis at 5 years in stage II-III15% reduction 16

  • Pulmonary toxicity compared to X-ray therapy (IMRT)26% reduction 17

  • At risk of severe, treatment-related lymphedema, especially in the lower esophagus (gastric tube)21% reduction 19

  • Average hospital stay after surgery3-4 days reduction  18

  • Associated with excellent local control and favorable survival rates 12

  • Can treat larger tumor (>6cm) unsuitable for stereotactic radiation (SBRT) or ablation 12

  • 5-year overall survival rate at intermediate risk5% higher 20

  • Patients receiving proton therapy compared to surgery, x-ray or brachytherapy patientshighest quality of lifereports.21

  • to the bladder35% less radiationand to the rectum59% less radiation 22

  • At risk of developing secondary malignancy42% reduction 20

  • Treatment-related bowel frequency and urgency over 2 years50% reduction​  23

  • in 2 years21% lowerrisk of urinary toxicity 24

  • in 2 years25% lowerrisk of erectile dysfunction 24


Radiation dose to critical structures including bone marrowmore than 50% reduction 25

  • Little or no radiation behind the tumor

  • Significantly smaller supplemental dose is used per treatment

  • There are proven references in reducing the risk of side effects

  • Better quality of life during and after treatment

  • A painless and non-spreading method is applied.

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