Former Oncology Nurse Helps Husband Select Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer v.B

Terry's wife, Cheryl, was an oncology nurse for 25 years, and she helped Terry select Proton Therapy to treat his prostate cancer. Find out why.

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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