Proton Therapy at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center
What is Proton Therapy?
A proton is a tiny particle that can make a big difference in your life. A proton beam conforms to the shape of a tumor with greater precision while sparing healthy tissues and organs.
Why Roberts Proton Therapy Center?
At Penn, you can rest assured you will have a world–renowned team of experts dedicated to provide you with the most advanced care from each and every perspective for your cancer.
Patients, doctors, families, and experts at Penn Medicine are sharing information about treating cancer with proton therapy. Learn more about proton therapy, meet patients who've had proton therapy at Penn, or get more information about cancer on the Penn Medicine Focus On Cancer Blog.
Monday, May 20, 2013
As part of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, the team at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center wants patients to be aware of all the options for treating their brain cancer.Treatment choices will vary based on the type and grade of tumor, its location and size, as well as the age and general health of the patient. Along with surgery, chemotherapy, conventional and Gamma Knife and CyberKnife® radiation therapy treatment options, Penn Medicine's Roberts Proton Therapy Center offers proton therapy for brain cancer treatment.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
My name is Stanley Williams. About two years ago my wife Stephanie and I went on a vacation to Jamaica and it was a trip I'll never forget. One morning in the middle of our vacation, I found a lump under my chin while shaving. When we returned home, I brought it up to my doctor, who advised me to go to Penn Medicine to have it checked out. The doctors at Penn recommended that the lump be removed immediately - after the surgery, tests showed it to be malignant. I had cancer.
Monday, April 22, 2013
A cancer diagnosis is unexpected and often devastating. Shock can quickly give way to fear. But for Kathy Brandt, these emotions were followed immediately by a practical resolve.