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Medical Program: Perspectives on Proton Beam Therapy: Benefits, Challenges, & Results

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    When compared to traditional x-ray radiation therapy, proton beam therapy is a more targeted form of therapy that offers a lower dose of radiation to impacted organs and fewer side effects and complications, which explains why its being recommended as a treatment option more and more. But what are some of the other benefits—and challenges—of proton beam therapy? That’s what Drs. Anita Mahajan and Robert Foote are here to discuss.

    For more information about referring a patient to Mayo Clinic, please visit mayoclinic.org and for continuing medical education opportunities visit ce.mayo.edu.

     

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    Image: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education and Research. All Rights Reserved. 

    When compared to traditional x-ray radiation therapy, proton beam therapy is a more targeted form of therapy that offers a lower dose of radiation to impacted organs and fewer side effects and complications, which explains why its being recommended as a treatment option more and more. But what are some of the other benefits—and challenges—of proton beam therapy? That’s what Drs. Anita Mahajan and Robert Foote are here to discuss.

    For more information about referring a patient to Mayo Clinic, please visit mayoclinic.org and for continuing medical education opportunities visit ce.mayo.edu.

     

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