Proton Therapy for Reirradiation

If you have ever received radiation therapy to treat a past cancer, traditional x-ray radiation may not be recommended. This is because the body’s healthy cells can only tolerate a small amount of radiation over a lifetime. Too much radiation damages healthy tissues.

Because proton therapy offers precise tumor targeting, physicians can limit the amount of radiation that healthy tissues near the tumor receive. This means that physicians can treat tumors more aggressively, with higher doses of radiation, without higher risk.

If your tumor has grown back (recurrence), aggressive treatment is often the best course of action. Proton therapy puts radiation back on the table as a treatment option for recurrent tumors.

Why choose proton therapy?

Proton therapy can be used to re-treat almost any disease site with radiation (called re-irradiation). Proton beams stop at the tumor site and do not continue to travel through the rest of the body. This means that physicians can limit the radiation dose nearby healthy tissues receive.

Patient Experience

MPTC patient Corinne Hanooman was treated with proton therapy for a recurrent gynecological cancer. Watch her story in the video above.

Learn more about proton therapy

Request a consultation below to learn if proton therapy might benefit you. Our physicians will work with you and your care team to create your personalized treatment plan.

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For Providers

Please complete our contact form if you are interested in the following:

  • Referring a patient to MPTC
  • Having a Physician Liaison organize a presentation at your office
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    • You may also call us directly at 410-369-5227
  • Having an MPTC physician present in an upcoming CME
  • Receiving a list of MPTC clinical trials that are accepting patients
    • You may also call us directly at 410-369-5353

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Request a Consultation

Our team at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center is dedicated to helping you navigate your journey through treatment. After a cancer diagnosis, you may understandably have a lot of questions and we’re here to answer all of them.

To see if proton therapy is right for you, request a consultation by completing the form below. It should only take about 3 minutes to complete.

Once you complete the form, you will receive a call within two business days from our front desk (410-442-6486).

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