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Medical Review Process

Proton Therapy Isn’t Right For Everyone. Let’s Find Out If It’s Right For You.

We want to make the process of getting treatment as easy as possible. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are considering proton therapy as a treatment option, call us at 1-855-528-7248 to request more information about proton therapy. A physician review board will evaluate your case and determine if you can benefit from proton therapy.

Collecting your medical information

Your specific diagnosis and other factors will help determine if you could benefit from proton therapy. When you call, the intake nurse will ask you several questions regarding your medical history. Our team will assist you in collecting the following documents and information before presenting your case to the physician review board for evaluation:

  • Your cancer diagnosis
  • Imaging or diagnostic records from your physician
  • Any prior cancer treatment you may have had
  • Pathology reports
  • Your current medications
  • Family medical history
  • Allergies
  • Insurance information
  • Availability for treatment
  • A referral for radiation therapy

Medical review process

A physician review board will evaluate your diagnosis in detail to determine if you may benefit from proton therapy. Once your diagnosis has been reviewed, you will be contacted to discuss the next steps. If it is determined that your diagnosis is not appropriate for protons, other treatment options will be recommended.

Securing coverage

During the medical review process, a financial counselor will contact your insurance carrier to determine your plan's coverage. They will also help you understand your potential costs. Most private insurance plans, Medicare, and in many cases, Medicaid, cover proton therapy. If your insurance doesn't cover all of your expenses, a counselor will help you find alternative financing options.

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Explore The Center

At SCCA Proton Therapy Center a team of experienced radiation oncologists and highly skilled medical professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional and personalized patient care. The center is equipped with the most advanced proton therapy technology available.