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How Does Proton Therapy Work?

Proton therapy is one of the most advanced methods of radiation treatment available today due to its unique ability to minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissues and critical structures resulting in fewer short and long term side effects. Click below to learn more.

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Clinical Benefits of Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy offers distinct advantages and benefits due to the lower radiation doses delivered to healthy tissues and critical structures than standard radiation therapy. Click below to learn more.

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Clinical Benefits

Cancers treated with Proton Therapy

Many different types of cancers benefit from the advantages and benefits of proton therapy treatment. Click below to learn more.

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Find a Center Near You

There are 29 regional proton therapy centers across the United States. Click below to find a center near you.

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The National Association for Proton Therapy (“NAPT”) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1990 to educate and raise public awareness about the clinical benefits of proton therapy. It serves as a resource center for patients, physicians, health care providers, insurers, academic medical centers, hospitals, cancer centers, Medicare, the U.S. Congress, health care agencies, and the news media. The NAPT’s supporting members include 26 of the nation’s leading cancer centers, a number of whom are National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers and National Comprehensive Care Network (NCCN) members.

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