Proton therapy – irradiation with fewer side effects

Proton therapy is considered to be the most progressive radiation treatment for many types of cancer. It is the most advanced of available in the medical science ways of delivering radiation to malignant neoplasms.

Proton therapy is considered to be the most progressive radiation treatment for many types of cancer. It is the most advanced of available in the medical science ways of delivering radiation to malignant neoplasms. The unique characteristics of protons’ interaction with the human tissues allow delivering curative doses of radiation along with reducing irradiation of healthy tissues. This results in fewer side effects and complications than the standard radiation therapy has.

How does this treatment work?

Fundamentally, all human cells are made up of atoms that form molecules. Every atom consists from the nucleus in the center and negatively charged electrons around it. Protons have the positive charge. Passing by, protons attract the negatively charged electrons and pull them out of their normal orbits. This process …

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