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If you have been diagnosed for the first time, or are facing recurrent cancer, proton therapy may be your best option as one of the world’s safest and most effective cancer treatments.
Proton therapy is a much less invasive alternative, recommended for numerous types of cancers that historically have been treated through traditional approaches such as surgery, chemotherapy and X-ray radiation. Located in San Diego, California Protons Cancer Therapy Center is at the forefront of medical care, research and biotechnology. With more than 50 years of combined proton experience, our world-renowned doctors leverage revolutionary cancer-fighting treatments and tools to treat both common and very rare cancers.
Tumor Radiation Treatment
Precisely delivered within 2 millimeters, our intensity-modulated pencil beam scanning technology, offered in all five treatment rooms, releases a high dose of cancer-killing radiation that conforms precisely to the unique shape and size of the tumor. This highly targeted technology attacks the tumor with laser-like precision, while sparing surrounding healthy tissues and organs.
San Diego Proton Therapy Center
Home to one of the world’s most experienced radiation oncology teams in the proton space, our doctors are internationally recognized and sought out by patients from around the world. In fact, our medical director has personally treated over 10,000 prostate cancer cases—more than anyone in the world.
From our doctors to concierge services to support programs, we offer the highest level of personalized patient care. Our entire staff is dedicated to each person’s fight against cancer and every day we strive to create an environment where our patients, their families and friends feel welcomed by a community full of friendly, helpful people who treat everyone as they would their own family members.
Is Proton Therapy
Right for Me?
Proton radiation therapy can be used exclusively, or in combination with surgery and chemotherapy, to treat numerous types of cancers and tumors, including but not limited to:
Proton Therapy vs.
Standard X-Ray Radiation
Standard X-ray radiation and proton therapy are both types of “external beam” radiotherapy. However, the properties of each are very different and result in varying levels of radiation exposure to the tumor site and surrounding tissues and organs.