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WEB REVIEW – PT : safest radiation treatment for pediatric tumors

Dr. Lilia Loredo is assistant professor of radiation oncology, Department of Radiation Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center's Proton Treatment and Research Center.
If your child was diagnosed with cancer, you would want to find the best, smartest and most pain-free treatment available. For a growing number of pediatric patients and their parents, it is clear that proton beam radiation may be the most desirable course of action to pursue. But sadly, that too many patients and their doctors remain unfamiliar with proton therapy and its documented benefits. This unawareness is partly due to the fact that there are only 12 proton therapy centers in the US. Combined, these centers treat approximately 10,000 patients a year, or less than 1% of all patients diagnosed with cancer. However, far from experimental, proton therapy has been greatly refined over the past two decades, and medical literature testifies to the efficacy of proton therapy for... Full article