Tag : Carcinoma


WEB REVIEW – Proton Therapy for lung cancer: decreased risk of secondary malignancies

Lung Cancer awareness month proton therapy
In the treatment of cancer, it is challenging to deliver an adequate dose of radiation to the tumor while sparing nearby normal tissues. Proton therapy’s advantage for many lung cancer patients is based on this feature. By minimizing the exposure of normal tissues, proton therapy allows to spare critical nearby structures such as the esophagus, heart and spinal cord, and shows tremendous advantages when compared with tradition radiation therapy : lower short and long-term side effects and better quality of life for the patient. A study was conducted to compare non small cell lung cancer treatment (NSCLC) with IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy, an advanced form of traditional radiotherapy) and proton therapy to assess the radiation dose deposited on adjacent organs at... Full article