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Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment is Worth Penn Medicine.

Proton equals precision.

Proton therapy is a cancer treatment that directs a focused beam of subatomic particles at a tumor. Because of the accuracy of the beam, proton therapy delivers a higher dose of treatment directly to the cancer, while sparing healthy tissue, which can lead to benefits such as:

  • Improved outcomes, and fewer side effects
  • The ability to treat cancerous tumors close to critical organs
  • A greater quality of life during treatment
  • Ability to offer new treatment options for patients whose cancer has recurred

Proton therapy is used for a variety of common cancers, and at Penn we are constantly working to expand the list of conditions treated with protons. Below are just some of the cancers we treat:

  • Brain and skull based cancers
  • Gastrointestinal (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, rectal)
  • Genitourinary (bladder, kidney, prostate)
  • Gynecologic (cervical cancer)
  • Head and neck
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma
  • Pediatric
  • Sarcomas
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Why choose Penn's Robert's Proton Therapy Center?

Penn's Robert's Proton Therapy Center is the only proton therapy center in the world that is fully integrated with a National Cancer Institute -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. This means that patients who choose Penn can be assured they will experience a team of experts dedicated to providing you the most advanced care for your cancer.


Find out if you're a candidate for Proton Therapy.

Tell us a little about yourself, and one of our nurses will contact you.

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