Proton therapy for sarcoma tumors

Bone and soft tissue sarcoma tumors are often located near sensitive tissues and typically require high doses of radiation. Proton therapy is an effective treatment option for sarcomas because it targets the tumor precisely, minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue.

With proton therapy, there is no “exit dose” of radiation passing behind the tumor. This means that higher doses of radiation can used to treat bone and soft tissue sarcomas with minimal damage to other healthy tissues.

Tumors treated include:

  • soft tissue sarcoma
  • osteogenic sarcoma
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • chondrogenic sarcoma
    • chordoma
    • chondrosarcoma
  • aggressive/benign tumors
    • desmoid tumor
    • neurofibroma
    • osteo/chondroblastoma 

The Beaumont Proton Therapy Center is armed with one of the most innovative and comprehensive image-guidance systems for proton beam therapy on the market today. With pencil beam scanning and intensity modulated proton therapy, physicians scan the tumor using the proton beam spot-by-spot and layer-by-layer, which results in less damage to healthy tissue and decreased association with toxicities that can lead to secondary malignancies.

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