Proton therapy gave new life to the liver cancer patient

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Liver cancer background

A local man in Cincinnati unfortunately suffered from a rare form of liver cancer. The doctor told him that he only had a life span of 3-6 months. However, because of a cancer treatment team at the University of Cincinnati, Roberto had a second life. The man unfortunately suffered from liver cancer proton therapy gave him a second life. Like ordinary people, Roberto has been living for dreams, carrying a beautiful bride, driving a dream car, galloping on the open road … But, one day, Roberto was admitted to the hospital because of physical discomfort, As a result, the doctor directly told him that he might have to deal with the aftermath … High-tech images show that Roberto has a rare liver cancer in adults, which is a very fatal cancer, and he has only a long life. 3-6 months. 

Proton therapy for liver cancer

 However, Dr. Kharofa, his attending doctor, also suggested that he might try an advanced form of radiotherapy-proton therapy, which can shape the radiation dose for certain tumor types in a better way, only target tumor lesions, and retain as much as possible. The rest of the liver. Roberto listened to the doctor’s suggestion and performed proton therapy at the UC Health Proton Therapy Center in the United States. This is one of only a few proton therapy centers in the United States. Dr. Kharofa said that because Robert’s type of liver cancer is very rare, we are not sure about the effect before treatment. As a result, his response is very good and the treatment is very successful.  

What is proton therapy ?

 Proton therapy is a high-profile radiotherapy that can effectively protect normal surrounding tissues from damage. You may not have known this kind of radiotherapy technique. Its parenchymal therapy is a “high-match” form of radiotherapy. A proton is a particle where a hydrogen atom loses an electron. Proton therapy is to use a cyclotron or synchrotron to accelerate the electron nucleus to a speed of light of about 70%. It penetrates into the body and reaches cancer cells at this extremely fast speed. At a specific location, the speed suddenly decreases and stops, forming a sharp dose peak at the end of the range, called the Bragg Peak, which releases the maximum energy and kills the cancer cells. Proton therapy can effectively protect surrounding normal tissues at the same time, with little side effects. For example, the heart and lungs around the liver are particularly important organs. Proton therapy can still effectively treat tumors while protecting the functions of these important organs or structures. The treatment will not have any impact, which is absolutely in conventional radiotherapy. impossible. Proton therapy is convenient and fast for patients without hospitalization. The proton therapy time can be as short as five minutes, but the setting time of the machine and laser beam takes about 30 minutes. Once a day, every Friday, usually 15-40 times a course of treatment. The benefits of proton therapy for immediate treatment of tumors may not be obvious, but the advantage will be obvious after a few years, especially for young patients, because proton therapy has little side effects and will not cause any harm to the body. 

Proton therapy is suitable for almost all solid tumors

 The application of proton therapy is very wide. In addition to liver cancer, proton therapy covers almost all solid tumors of the body, such as lung cancer, brain cancer, ovarian cancer, and so on. For inoperable patients, patients who are intolerant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and have no other treatment options, proton therapy brings hope to many patients with solid tumors. Due to the almost zero side effects, proton therapy will be of great concern. Expect proton therapy to shine in the cancer field. 

 Proton therapy does open a door of hope for cancer patients, but proton therapy is not a panacea. Due to economic reasons and indication limitations, it can only target some cancer patients at present. At present, domestic and foreign proton therapy centers are good at treating cancer, and related equipment is also different. Patients must understand more before choosing. Patients with average family economic conditions can choose to receive treatment in the country, and patients with better economic conditions can choose to go to Japan, Germany, and the United States for treatment. 

How do cancer patients undergo proton therapy?

 CancerFax teamed up with a world-renowned proton center to create a domestically authoritative proton therapy evaluation consultation center. The center has well-known proton experts at home and abroad, such as Akihara Tetsuo, the first proton in Japan, and X. Ronald Zhu can provide patients with condition assessment and remote consultation. Help patients find the most suitable proton therapy center worldwide, and assist patients to receive proton therapy. At present, there are authoritative proton therapy centers in the United States, India, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and China, and patients can choose according to their own condition. 

Where is proton therapy available in India ?

Proton therapy is currently available in Apollo Proton Centre at Chennai. For second opinion & appointment, patients can call at below given numbers or write email. 

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