From the editors – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Readers,
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer still touches too many of our moms, sisters and daughters. Proton Therapy Today is willing to help, to support the huge effort that is being made by thousands of people worldwide and to help them raise awareness about this disease. Over the next ten days, we will publish a series of articles and reviews about breast cancer and how proton therapy can help in certain cases. Stay Tuned!

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease. Awareness about the disease is vital as there is little knowledge on the causes of breast cancer. Early detection of the disease remains critical to the success of treatment. When breast cancer is detected early, treatment options are available and there is a good chance of cure.

As of today, The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) lists different types of treatment for breast cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and monoclonal antibody therapy.

Proton therapy is among the treatments listed. Although little used so far, proton therapy is currently breaking new ground in the treatment of breast cancer, allowing to better spare healthy vital organs close to the tumor, such as the heart and lungs.

If you want to know more on how proton therapy can help women fight against breast cancer.

Stay tuned! We will publish a series of reviews and articles over the next ten days.

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