Bill and Kathy Chose Proton Therapy to Treat Bill's Prostate Cancer



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After quite a bit of research, Bill and Kathy chose proton radiation to treat his prostate cancer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - Proton Therapy. Find out why: https://www.seattlecca.org/story/former-obgyn-helps-her-husband-navigate-prostate-cancer-treatment-with-proton-therapy.

Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy that uses beams of protons (tiny particles with a positive charge) to kill tumor cells. This type of treatment can reduce the amount of radiation damage to healthy tissue near a tumor. It is used to treat cancers of the head and neck and organs such as the brain, eye, lung, spine, and prostate. Proton beam radiation is different from standard X-ray radiation.

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