Pencil-beam scanning allows treatment to conform the size, shape and depth of your prostate, “painting” on radiation accurate within millimeters.
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Minimize impact on your body. And your lifestyle.
Proton therapy is an advanced treatment option that precisely delivers radiation to the size, shape and depth of your prostate. This approach allows your doctor to radiate the cancer while limiting damage to the surrounding tissue.
Target Your Prostate With Precision
More precision means less damage to healthy tissue in the urethra, bladder, bowel, and sexual organs than with traditional radiation, potentially offering fewer short- and long-term side effects and secondary cancers.
With conventional X-ray therapy, surrounding healthy tissue gets a considerable dose of radiation, which can lead to side-effects and secondary cancers down the road. With proton therapy, treatment is delivered precisely to the tumor, so less radiation is delivered to the surrounding healthy tissue.
With prostate cancer, you have a wide variety of treatment options that depend on who you are and what your cancer requires: options like surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation and more. Conventional radiation exposes surrounding healthy tissue to excess radiation, which can potentially lead to side-effects and secondary cancers down the road. With surgery, there is a greater chance of some serious side effects, such as incontinence. Proton therapy, delivers radiation precisely to the prostate, so less radiation is delivered to the surrounding healthy tissue.
Proton therapy takes advantage of a unique characteristic of protons—they deliver their maximum dose of radiation, known as the Bragg Peak, right before they come to a stop. That’s how the damage is concentrated on the cancer, protecting healthy tissue.
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the radiation oncology specialists at SCCA Proton Therapy Center are available to give a second opinion and determine if proton therapy is right for you.
Proton therapy may help preserve testosterone production and reduce the likelihood of secondary tumors in the future.
Treatments are safe and relatively painless for most prostate patients, helping speed recovery and maintain lifestyle.
Appointments typically take between 15-60 minutes, meaning no overnight stays and minimal interruption of your routine.
As of 2017, more than 130,000 people worldwide have received proton therapy at centers in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Proton therapy is often the only radiation treatment available if you’ve already received radiation for a previous cancer occurrence.
When you get this verdict that you have cancer, it changes your universe. I totally believe in proton therapy and the fact that you’re not damaging a lot of good tissue. Proton therapy is targeted, full impact and it ends at the tumor where the cancer is, which also struck me as pretty cool. It was very Star Wars technology.Allan, Prostate Cancer Survivor
I cannot say enough positive things about the SCCA Proton Therapy Center. The positive support and the way you’re treated is the best I’ve ever experienced in the medical field.Jim, Prostate Cancer Survivor
I would ride my bike to work, Chris, my wife, would pick me up a 9, take me to the proton therapy center, and then I’d go back to work. If I’d had surgery or conventional radiation, I would have been out of work for three months. I also wouldn’t have been able to keep hiking, biking and skiing; things I do all the time.Richard, Prostate Cancer Survivor
Think proton therapy might be right for you? Call for more info.1-855-528-7248
We’re the only provider of proton therapy in our region, and we take that responsibility seriously.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center care team is committed to continually improving and raising the standard of care at the Center to provide the best possible treatment with the best possible outcomes.
We’re dedicated to you while you’re here and after you leave. And we’re part of a bigger system including Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and University of Washington Medicine, so there’s a whole team on your side.