Safer radiation therapy with fewer side effects
Beaumont’s Proton Therapy Center is one of the most innovative and comprehensive image-guidance systems for proton beam therapy available today, offering patients a safer cancer treatment option with fewer side effects.
Proton therapy is a high-tech alternative to conventional radiation therapy (X-ray radiation), offering greater precision to destroy cancerous cells and spare adjacent healthy tissue with fewer side effects. Beaumont is the first, and only, Proton Therapy Center in Michigan.
With proton therapy at Beaumont, our team of proton specialists scan the tumor with the proton beam, spot-by-spot, layer-by-layer. The nearby healthy tissues and organs receive significantly less radiation dose, resulting in less damage to healthy tissue and decreased risk of secondary malignancies.
Proton therapy is useful for treating: