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November 15, 2018 • KING5 News

Proton therapy leads to clean bill of health for Seattle cancer patients

Dexter is a father of five, and grandfather of 14. At just 67 years old there was still so much to live for, but Dexter had to confront his own mortality.

"We all have a limited time on this Earth. We want to do the best we can, be the kindest we can and be compassionate," he said. "But there's only so much we can do."

Dexter considered traditional surgery but opted for proton therapy at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. 

November 20, 2017 • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Blog

Breast cancer treatments and heart health: New information on the impact of radiation

For many women with breast cancer, radiation is an integral part of their treatment plans. But a landmark study, entitled Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease in Women after Radiotherapy, (Darby, et. al., published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 2013), has identified a troubling side effect of large radiation doses near the heart. That's where protons come in.

October 23, 2017 • New Day Northwest

Proton therapy minimizes radiation side-effects in breast cancer patients

In the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Dr. Christine Fang from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance sheds light on the fight against this pervasive disease. More women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer and this year, an estimated 270,000 women in the US will be diagnosed. Dr. Fang explains how important it is to take into account the side-effects of treatments when determining your care.