What types of cancer are treated with proton therapy?
Proton therapy benefits patients whose tumors are solid with defined borders, meaning that the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center provides the most advanced radiation therapy available to treat cancers of the prostate, lung, liver, esophagus, brain, and lymphoma. Pediatric cancers such as sarcomas and cancers of the central nervous system such as brain tumors, as well as other rare tumors can also benefit from proton therapy. The team at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center has a deep level of expertise in cancer and in the research and treatment of cancer with proton therapy. Because of this, we have been able to expand the areas treated with proton therapy to benefit even more patients who are fighting cancer.