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Traveling Overseas for Proton Therapy Treatment

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Patients Travelling Overseas for Treatment Traveling oversees for Proton Therapy treatment may seem daunting, but more cancer patients are doing so and are turning the treatment period into an adventure. Curtis Poling, a former Proton Therapy patient and survivor of prostate cancer, was instrumental in getting the first foreign patients treated in Korea at the National Cancer Center (NCC). Poling still travels there about every two months to help foreign patients get acclimated. The limited number of proton centers often necessitates travel for treatment. And when a patient does not have healthcare insurance, traveling overseas can be a more cost-effective solution, especially if that person would have to travel a long distance to a Proton Therapy center anyway. While cost... Full article