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Many factors go into determining a patient’s eligibility for proton therapy at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute. Proton radiation is most effective in the treatment of localized cancers that have not metastasized or spread to other parts of the body, including prostate, head and neck, brain, lung, and pancreatic cancers, lymphomas and sarcomas, and in the treatment of cancer in children.
As one of only 10 proton therapy centers in the United States, and the only proton therapy center in the Southeast, the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute offers an effective treatment that may produce cancer control with a lower risk of side effects.
Since proton radiation became available to patients in 1991, proton therapy centers have become more accessible throughout North America and the world. And every year, thousands of patients choose to visit the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute for proton radiation therapy. That’s because the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute offers all the benefits of proton therapy backed by the resources of a major non-profit academic medical research center.
Proton therapy centers are not easily accessible in every area of the country, so – even though you may be a candidate for proton radiation – your doctor may not have considered it for your case.
To find out if you’re a candidate for proton therapy at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, contact us online or call us today: (904) 588-1800 or toll-free (877) 686-6009.