Proton therapy is a highly advanced and precise form of radiation used to treat cancer. Unlike conventional radiation, which penetrates through the body, proton therapy releases energy within the target to deliver a maximum radiation dose that stops directly at the tumor site. This enables our physicians to target your tumor with pinpoint accuracy while sparing healthy tissues in the rest of your body. The therapy is painless and conducted in an outpatient treatment setting.
Proton therapy is ideal for localized, solid tumors near critical organs in the body. It can treat a wide variety of cancers including but not limited to:
Take Our Quiz
Pencil-beam scanning technology paints the radiation onto the tumor like a 3-D printer for pinpoint accuracy. MPTC is one of only a few proton therapy facilities in the country to feature this is every treatment room.
MPTC physicians provide a unique level of proton therapy experience and expertise, with an average of 20 years of clinical experience and a combined 40+ years of proton therapy experience.
MPTC has established a cost-neutral rate for treatment between protons and photons. Because of this affordable cost structure, MPTC currently has an insurance approval rate of 85%.
AskforProtons.com is an information campaign sponsored by the Maryland Proton Treatment Center – a leader in proton therapy. Learn more about our life-saving, life-changing work.