Benefits for patients

What are the advantages for patients who receive therapy with protons?

  • better tumour killing properties than X-rays
  • decreased dose to normal, healthy tissues and organs
  • decreased side effects and complications later on (reduction in incidence of secondary tumours)
  • optimal for treating tumours close to critical organs like the spinal cord and heart
  • clinicians can use it to re-treat tumours if they occur

IU Proton treatment makes a real difference