What makes proton therapy different is that it enables you to return to your normal life after cancer treatment with far fewer side effects. Unlike conventional radiation, which penetrates through the body, proton therapy releases energy precisely, delivering a maximum radiation dose that stops directly at the tumor site. This highly advanced and precise form of radiation enables physicians to target your tumor with pinpoint accuracy, sparing healthy tissues in the rest of your body.
Proton therapy is a painless, outpatient treatment ideal for localized, solid tumors near critical organs in the body. It can treat a wide variety of cancers including but not limited to:
MPTC is one of only a few proton therapy facilities in the world to feature pencil-beam scanning, a technology that paints radiation onto the tumor like a 3-D printer for pinpoint accuracy. Additionally, MPTC is the only center that offers hyperthermia therapy in combination with proton therapy.
MPTC has treated over 3,000 patients with a variety of cancers. Our physicians are the most experienced proton therapy specialists in the region, with a combined 40+ years of experience. MPTC has been named #1 in the United States for accruals to NRG Trials. Our patients have access to cutting-edge clinical trials that are led by renowned radiation oncologists that specialize in their specific disease site.
MPTC has established a cost-neutral rate for protons compared to photons. Because of this affordable cost structure, MPTC currently has an insurance approval rate of 90%. Additionally, MPTC provides complimentary valet parking and concierge services to help with transportation and lodging for our out-of-town patients.
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