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



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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. https://www.seattlecca.org/treatments/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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