What is proton therapy?

Proton therapy is a tool for doctors to treat cancer, and like X-rays, it is a form of radiation therapy. However because of protons' unique stopping characteristics (known as the Bragg peak), proton therapy can stop at an exact depth (cancer location) inside the body, whereas x-rays travel farther. Therefore, proton therapy has the potential of causing less harm to healthy organs that are near the location in the body where the treatment is intended. Depending on the type and location of cancer, proton therapy may be beneficial. For more information please visit The National Association for Proton Therapy’s webpage https://www.proton-therapy.org/.

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